Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science, April 2012 Vol. 1(3), pp 048-055 Copyright ©2012 Global Advanced Research Journals

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Genetic differences for nitrogen uptake and nitrogen use efficiency in some Azerbijani bread wheat landraces (Triticum aestivum L.) 

*Gholamreza Khalilzadeh1, Ebrahim Azizov2 and Alireza Eivazi3 

1-Scientific member of Agricultural Research Center of West Azerbijan, Urmya, Iran.Address: Km 3, Salmas road, Agricultural Research Center of West Azerbaijan, Urmya, Iran.P.B: 365    P.C: 57169-64455.

2- Prof. Botanic Institute of Azerbijan National Academy, Baku

3-  Assisstant Prof. of Agricultrual Research Center of West Azerbaijan, Urmiya, Iran. 

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Accepted 09 May, 2012


Genotypic differences in major components of the nitrogen uptake and use efficiency between bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) landraces was evaluated in field conditions under varied N fertilization levels (0, 200 kg N ha-1) based on RCB design with three replications. All characters showed significant genotypic diffrences. Results showed that high variation between genotypes in almost trials by reducing nitrogen. The interaction of G × N for all characters was significant, except harvest index (HI). The highest grain yields belong to Girmizigul, Bc-5, Bc-7 and Bc-17 and the lowest sensibility to N reduction belong to Bc-13 and Bc-14. Landraces of Bc-12, Bc-14 and Bc-16 for grain N concentration and Bc-4, Bc-7 and Bc-14 for straw N concentration showed the lowest reaction to N reduction. Among of N use efficiency components, Nitrogen uptake efficiency was contribution for about 95% of variation at both levels of N. The best landraces for N uptake efficiency were Bc-5, Bc-11 and Bc-15. Grain yield at all N0, N+ and G×N interaction was the best explained by the Grain N concentration than grain N yield. Results indicated that both nitrogen uptake efficiency and grain yield had been more importance criteria for selection of high N use efficiency of wheat landraces in a breeding program. In this experiment, landraces Bc-5, Bc-11 and Bc-15 were the best genotypes with high yield potential and N Uptake.             

Keywords: Grain N content, Nitrogen use efficiency, Nitrogen uptake, stable N content. 

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