Wheat Ear Sterility Project (WESP)

SP Hoad, Simon Berry, Celia Bequain, Mark Dodds, Ed Flatman, Clare Freeman, Ron Granger, Peter Jack, David A Laurie, James Simmonds, Cristobal Uauy, GW Wilson

Research output: Book/Report/Policy Brief/Technical BriefCommissioned report


The overall aim of this project was to establish methods for phenotypic screening and crop data collection to support QTL mapping of variation in wheat ear sterility. This is the precursor to understanding the genetics underlying vulnerability to sterility in UK wheat, with a view to identifying DNA markers for its elimination from breeding programmes. Our approach was to undertake population phenotyping coupled with genotyping and candidate plant trait identification and validation.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAgriculture and Horticulture Development Board
Number of pages105
Publication statusFirst published - Sept 2018


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