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Progress in understanding drought tolerance: from alleles to cropping systems

Varshney, R.K.ORCID: 0000-0002-4562-9131, Tuberosa, R. and Tardieu, F. (2018) Progress in understanding drought tolerance: from alleles to cropping systems. Journal of Experimental Botany, 69 (13). pp. 3175-3179.

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Improving crop yields under rainfed environments is key to meeting the food security demands of an ever-increasing population, but climate change-associated expansion of drought-affected arable land means that resilient crops and agronomic practices are critical. High-throughput plant phenomics and modern genetic approaches must be directed towards precise understanding of factors controlling crop yield. This special issue covers root dynamics, turgor management under desiccation, molecular responses to dehydration, impact of drought on plant development and seed abortion, and adjustment of traits to the most frequent patterns of drought. It also addresses interdisciplinary views for enhancing genetic gains and achieving a more sustainable climate-resilient agronomy.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Copyright: © 2018 The Authors.
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