Journal article

Development and Application of Image-Based High-Throughput Phenotyping Methodology for Salt Tolerance in Lentils

Ruwani Dissanayake, Hossein V Kahrood, Adam M Dimech, Dianne M Noy, Garry M Rosewarne, Kevin F Smith, Noel OI Cogan, Sukhjiwan Kaur

AGRONOMY-BASEL | MDPI | Published : 2020


Soil salinity is a major abiotic stress in Australian lentil-producing areas. It is therefore imperative to identify genetic variation for salt tolerance in order to develop lentil varieties suitable for saline soils. Conventional screening methods include the manual assessment of stress symptoms, which can be very laborious, time-consuming, and error-prone. Recent advances in image-based high-throughput phenotyping (HTP) technologies have provided unparalleled opportunities to screen plants for a range of stresses, such as salt toxicity. The current study describes the development and application of an HTP method for salt toxicity screening in lentils. In a pilot study, six lentil genotypes..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by funding from Agriculture Victoria (Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, State Government of Victoria, Australia) and a Melbourne Research Scholarship from The University of Melbourne, Australia.