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Breeding for increased nitrogen-use efficiency: A review for wheat (T. aestivum L.)

Cormier, Fabien; Foulkes, John; Hirel, Betrand; Gouache, David; Moënne-Loccoz, Yvan; Le Gouis, Jacques

Authors

Fabien Cormier

Betrand Hirel

David Gouache

Yvan Moënne-Loccoz

Jacques Le Gouis



Contributors

F. Ordon
Editor

Abstract

© 2016 Blackwell Verlag GmbH. Nitrogen fertilizer is the most used nutrient source in modern agriculture and represents significant environmental and production costs. In the meantime, the demand for grain increases and production per area has to increase as new cultivated areas are scarce. In this context, breeding for an efficient use of nitrogen became a major objective. In wheat, nitrogen is required to maintain a photosynthetically active canopy ensuring grain yield and to produce grain storage proteins that are generally needed to maintain a high end-use quality. This review presents current knowledge of physiological, metabolic and genetic factors influencing nitrogen uptake and utilization in the context of different nitrogen management systems. This includes the role of root system and its interactions with microorganisms, nitrate assimilation and its relationship with photosynthesis as postanthesis remobilization and nitrogen partitioning. Regarding nitrogen-use efficiency complexity, several physiological avenues for increasing it were discussed and their phenotyping methods were reviewed. Phenotypic and molecular breeding strategies were also reviewed and discussed regarding nitrogen regimes and genetic diversity.

Citation

Hirel, B., Cormier, F., Foulkes, J., Hirel, B., Gouache, D., Moënne-Loccoz, Y., & Le Gouis, J. (2016). Breeding for increased nitrogen-use efficiency: A review for wheat (T. aestivum L.). Plant Breeding, 135(3), 255-278. https://doi.org/10.1111/pbr.12371

Journal Article Type Review
Acceptance Date Feb 22, 2016
Online Publication Date May 18, 2016
Publication Date Jun 2, 2016
Deposit Date Sep 18, 2017
Publicly Available Date Sep 18, 2017
Journal Plant Breeding
Print ISSN 0179-9541
Electronic ISSN 1439-0523
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 135
Issue 3
Pages 255-278
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/pbr.12371
Keywords bread wheat; breeding; nitrogen uptake efficiency; nitrogen-utilization efficiency
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/46482
Publisher URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pbr.12371/abstract
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Cormier, F., Foulkes, J., Hirel, B., Gouache, D., Moënne-Loccoz, Y., Le Gouis, J. (2016), Breeding for increased nitrogen-use efficiency: a review for wheat (T. aestivum L.). Plant Breeding, 135: 255–278. doi: 10.1111/pbr.12371, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pbr.12371. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

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