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Table 6 Valuable traits developed in mutagenized teff populations (Cannarozzi et al. 2018)

From: Value of teff (Eragrostis tef) genetic resources to support breeding for conventional and smallholder farming: a review

Trait Background variety Screening technique Status
Drought tolerance Tsedey and Dukem Phenotypic screening Drought-tolerant variety at the last stage of testing
Soil acidity tolerance Tsedey Phenotypic screening Promising candidate obtained
Soil salinity tolerance Kora Phenotypic screening Validation of candidates
Semi-dwarfism Tsedey, Dukem and Kora TILLING and phenotypic screening Semi-dwarf and lodging tolerant variety to be released
Seed size Tsedey and Kora Phenotypic screening Planned
Herbicide tolerance Tsedey and Dukem Phenotypic screening Validation of candidates
Starch content Tsedey TILLING Validation of candidates