Field phenotyping of plant roots by electrical capacitance – a standardized methodological protocol for application in plant breeding: a Review
Tomáš Středa , Jan Haberle , Jana Klimešova , Agnieszka Klimek-Kopyra , Hana Středová , Gernot Bodner , Oldřich Chloupek
AbstractDue to the absence of a suitable method and standardized procedures, the root systems of plants have been evaluated to a much lesser extent than aboveground organs. The aim of this article is (i) to provide a detailed description and thus standardization of an upgraded procedure of electrical capacitance measurement for evaluating the size of the root system of plants in situ, which allows for a reassessment to be made during the growing season and subsequent harvest of seeds for the planting of selected progenies, (ii) to demonstrate, through a standardized methodological protocol, the applicability of root electrical capacitance measurement as a field phenotyping method for the selection of superior root systems to improve crop abiotic stress tolerance and resource efficiency, (iii) to suggest a standardized methodological protocol for the application of electrical capacitance measurements in breeding nurseries, and (iv) to discuss the methodological aspects, development and limitations of this method. A methodological overview of the use of electrical capacitance to measure plant root systems, which emerged from working groups directed by the author of this unique method, is presented along with a standardized protocol. An overview of the application of electrical capacitance measurements of roots in breeding is shown along with some examples of successful applications.
|Journal series||International Agrophysics, ISSN 0236-8722, e-ISSN 2300-8725, (N/A 70 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.55|
|Keywords in English||root system, drought tolerance, varieties, yield|
|ASJC Classification||; ; ;|
|License||Journal (articles only); author's original; ; after publication|
|Publication indicators||: 2018 = 0.891; : 2018 = 1.227 (2) - 2018=1.548 (5)|
|Finansowanie||This work was funded by projects No. QK1920224 (2019- 2021) and QK1720285 (2017-2019) of the National Agency for Agricultural Research (NAZV).|
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