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Raising yield potential of wheat : I. Overview of a consortium approach and breeding strategies. / Reynolds, Matthew; Bonnett, David; Chapman, Scott C.; Furbank, Robert T.; Manés, Yann; Mather, Diane E.; Parry, Martin A J.

In: Journal of Experimental Botany, Vol. 62, No. 2, 01.01.2011, p. 439-452.

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Reynolds, M, Bonnett, D, Chapman, SC, Furbank, RT, Manés, Y, Mather, DE & Parry, MAJ 2011, 'Raising yield potential of wheat: I. Overview of a consortium approach and breeding strategies', Journal of Experimental Botany, vol. 62, no. 2, pp. 439-452. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erq311

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Reynolds, M., Bonnett, D., Chapman, S. C., Furbank, R. T., Manés, Y., Mather, D. E., & Parry, M. A. J. (2011). Raising yield potential of wheat: I. Overview of a consortium approach and breeding strategies. Journal of Experimental Botany, 62(2), 439-452. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erq311

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Reynolds M, Bonnett D, Chapman SC, Furbank RT, Manés Y, Mather DE et al. Raising yield potential of wheat: I. Overview of a consortium approach and breeding strategies. Journal of Experimental Botany. 2011 Jan 1;62(2):439-452. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erq311

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Reynolds, Matthew ; Bonnett, David ; Chapman, Scott C. ; Furbank, Robert T. ; Manés, Yann ; Mather, Diane E. ; Parry, Martin A J. / Raising yield potential of wheat : I. Overview of a consortium approach and breeding strategies. In: Journal of Experimental Botany. 2011 ; Vol. 62, No. 2. pp. 439-452.

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