Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 10, Issue 1,2012
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Genotypic difference for heat tolerance traits under real field conditions


Mohammad Kazem Shefazadeh 1*, Mohtasham Mohammadi 2, Rahmatollah Karimizadeh 2

Recieved Date: 2011-09-08, Accepted Date: 2012-01-07


The difficulty of selecting for improved adaptation to heat stress makes the use of indirect measures attractive to plant breeders. To examine the response to selection on canopy temperature, leaf chlorophyll content, Fv/Fm ratio and kernel weight and to evaluate the response of some wheat genotypes facing high temperatures during and after anthesis under field conditions, ten bread wheat genotypes were exposed to two different sowing dates: normal and late sowing, to assure high temperatures during and after anthesis, in 2010-2011 in a field adjacent to Gachsaran Agricultural Research Station that is located in southwest Iran. Results indicated significant difference for all physiological traits and significant phenotypic correlation with grain yield, particularly in more heated environments. Canopy temperature explained 71 and 54.2% of grain yield variation in more and less heated environments respectively. The lines having tolerance to high temperature during grain filling stage were marked for future breeding program.


Heat stress, canopy temperature, leaf chlorophyll content, chlorophyll florescence, kernel weight

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2012
Volume: 10
Issue: 1
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 484-487

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