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drought tolerance

the ability of plants to resist drought. See XEROPHYTE.
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Drought-tolerance is the capacity of crop plants to develop and produce under water-deficient environments while drought-susceptibility is measured in terms of yield reduction under drought-stressed conditions (Blum 1988; Khayatnezhad et al., 2010).
Lan (1998) introduced drought resistance index (DRI) while Fischer and Maurer (1978) established relative drought index (RDI) as a measure of drought-tolerance in crop plants.
But its drawback is that, unlike ABA, it does not turn on all the "receptors" in the plant that need to be activated for drought-tolerance to fully take hold.
For more than 25 years, he has been mining genetic diversity, found within the USDA Soybean Germplasm Collection, to fuel his drought-tolerance research.
It adds that genetically-modified soya, maize and cotton make up 95% of the total acreage of GM and none of the crops introduced so far have increased yield, enhanced nutrition, drought-tolerance or salt-tolerance.
Gray and Norlander then chose plants for year-round color, ease of maintenance, and drought-tolerance. Now, hot pink 'Flower Carpet' roses--along with perennials like blue hibiscus, bougainvillea, violet butterfly bush, and Mexican sage--offer vivid color from spring through fall.
Most drought-tolerance research on common millet has focused on its morphology, physiology and anatomy (Wang et al., 2007; Mu et al., 2010; Zhang et al., 2010; Feng and Zhang, 2012; Zhang et al., 2012; Feng et al., 2013; Wang et al., 2014).
Identification and expression of water stress- and abscisic acid-regulated genes in a drought-tolerance sunflower genotype, Plant Mol.
This adaptive genetic diversity indicates the potential of wild barley as a source for drought-tolerance alleles that can be transferred to cultivated varieties, enabling improvements in the drought tolerance and yield under water limited conditions (Tuberosa & Salvi, 2006; Nevo & Chen, 2010).