Differences in grain zinc are not correlated with root uptake and grain translocation of zinc in wild emmer and durum wheat genotypes

Developing new cereal genotypes with high genetic capacity for root uptake and grain deposition of zinc is an important challenge

Abstract

Cereal-based foods fall short of providing adequate dietary zinc to human beings. Developing new genotypes with high genetic capacity for root uptake and grain deposition of Zinc is an important challenge. There is a large genetic variation for grain Zinc concentration among and between wheat species, especially within wild emmer wheat. 8 different wild emmer genotypes and 2 durum wheat cultivars were used to investigate root uptake, root-to-shoot translocation and remobilization (i.e., retranslocation) from flag leaves into grains of 65ZnSO4-treated plants.

This work is an output of the HarvestPlus Programme. The Department for International Development is one of the main donors for HarvestPlus.

Citation

Yilmaz, Ozlem, Gamze Altintas Kazar, Ismail Cakmak, and Levent Ozturk. 2017. Differences in grain zinc are not correlated with root uptake and grain translocation of zinc in wild emmer and durum wheat genotypes. Plant and Soil 411 (1): 69-79. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-016-2969-z.

Differences in grain zinc are not correlated with root uptake and grain translocation of zinc in wild emmer and durum wheat genotypes

Published 1 February 2017