drought tolerance

(redirected from Drought-tolerance)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.

drought tolerance

the ability of plants to resist drought. See XEROPHYTE.
References in periodicals archive ?
Most drought-tolerance research on common millet has focused on its morphology, physiology and anatomy (Wang et al.
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).
There have been major plant breeding efforts to produce plants with increased drought-tolerance to counteract the reduced availability of water, dwarf or compact plant forms to better fit containers and more crowded gardens, and a wider range of healthy produce that supports an improved lifestyle.
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.