A new strategy for drought tolerant crops shutting down the plant’s growth inhibition in case of mild water shortage

., . (2011) A new strategy for drought tolerant crops shutting down the plant’s growth inhibition in case of mild water shortage. Working Paper. Meridian Institute, Washington, USA.

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Abstract

Gent - VIB/UGent researchers have unveiled a mechanism that can be used to develop crop varieties resistant to mild droughts. For years, improving drought tolerance has been a major aim of academic and industrial research, thereby focusing on effects of extreme drought stress. However, translating this research to the field has proven to be problematic. In a set of papers in Nature Biotechnology and the Plant Cell, the team of Dirk Inzé at the VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology, UGent now shows that the focus should be on mild drought stress instead. It turns out that under non-lethal stress conditions plants inhibit growth more than absolutely necessary, opening new opportunities for yield improvement...

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Author Affiliation: VIB
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2013 04:54
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2013 04:54
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/10889

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