drought tolerance


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drought tolerance

the ability of plants to resist drought. See XEROPHYTE.
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Therefore, characterization of drought tolerance of wheat genotypes at the seedling stage is important for global food safety.
These results are constantly with the results of study [11] that drought tolerance indices were varied indicating genotypic variability.
Researchers from North America, Asia, the Philippines, Australia, and Switzerland discuss genetic diversity in rice, advances in molecular breeding techniques, breeding strategies to improve yields, improving photosynthesis, breeding green super rice varieties for sustainable cultivation, mechanisms of drought tolerance in rice, advances in understanding the role of rice in nutrition, its nutraceutical properties, biofortified Golden Rice, the development of rice varieties with improved iron content in grain, quality parameters and testing methods, and agronomic and environmental factors affecting quality.
Research to screen and identify genotypes with improved drought tolerance has therefore, become important in the current and projected climatic conditions.
In addition, he will also describe the development of new traits for yield and/or drought tolerance based on genome editing approaches where the new plants have the potential to be classified as "nonregulated" and may enable the rapid commercialization of new traits in crops.
Gene editing should enable farmers to select specific crop varieties that have features like resistance to different diseases, drought tolerance or more desirable oil content.
The results suggested that the drought tolerance potential of camelina is positively associated with the regulation of gas exchange characteristics and accumulation of osmoprotectants.
The beautiful, large flower heads last well with good heat and drought tolerance, and excellent disease resistance.
A wide range of putative selection criteria that could be used to increase drought tolerance in plants is available, however, very few examples of success obtained using physiological traits in breeding programmes.