High-Throughput and Precision Phenotyping for Cereal Breeding Programs

  • Boddupalli M. PrasannaEmail author
  • Jose L. Araus
  • Jose Crossa
  • Jill E. Cairns
  • Natalia Palacios
  • Biswanath Das
  • Cosmos Magorokosho


Cereals hold unique position in world agriculture as a source of food, feed and diverse products of industrial importance. For several million farmers and consumers in countries with low- and middle-income, cereals (especially rice, wheat and maize) are the preferred staple food crops. The future of cereal production, and consequently, the livelihoods of several million small farmers worldwide, is therefore, dependent to a great extent on developing improved high yielding varieties of cereals.


High Performance Liquid Chromatography Drought Stress Normalize Difference Vegetation Index Root Trait Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry 
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The support received from the ‘Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa’ (DTMA) project (funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), and the ‘Precision phenotyping for improving drought stress tolerant maize in southern Asia and eastern Africa’ project (funded by BMZ, Germany) for implementing some of the work reported in this article is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Boddupalli M. Prasanna
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jose L. Araus
    • 2
  • Jose Crossa
    • 3
  • Jill E. Cairns
    • 4
  • Natalia Palacios
    • 3
  • Biswanath Das
    • 1
  • Cosmos Magorokosho
    • 4
  1. 1.International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)ICRAF House, United Nations Avenue, GigiriNairobiKenya
  2. 2.Unitat de Fisiologia Vegetal, Facultat de BiologiaUniversitat de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.CIMMYTTexcocoMexico
  4. 4.CIMMYTMount Pleasant, HarareZimbabwe

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