Background: Lateral root (LR) plasticity is a key trait that plays a significant role in plant adaptation to fluctuating soil moisture stressed environments. We previously had demonstrated that promoted LR production (LR plasticity) contributed to the maintenance in shoot dry matter production and grain yield under soil moisture fluctuation (SMF) stress.
Aim: To identify quantitative trait loci (QTLs) associated with LR plasticity under SMF condition and their contributions to shoot dry matter production.
Niones, J.M.; Inukai, Y.; Suralta, R.R.; Yamauchi, A. QTL associated with lateral root plasticity in response to soil moisture fluctuation stress in rice. Plant and Soil (2015) 391 (1-2) 63-75. [DOI: 10.1007/s11104-015-2404-x]
QTL associated with lateral root plasticity in response to soil moisture fluctuation stress in rice