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Development of a salt and waterlogging-tolerant wheat

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The project has the overall goal to develop a salt- and waterlogging- tolerant feed-quality cereal, by crossing sea barleygrass with wheat... Progress has been made towards output 1, of producing a new salt tolerant cereal with good fertility in Australian wheat backgrounds, but even the best lines produced still have fertility below that needed for a new commercial cereal crop... Output 3 has been acheived, numerous wheat lines containing various chromosomes from sea barleygrass have been produced, so lines now exist with potential value as future pre-breeding materials for improvement of stress tolerance in wheat...
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