Drought tolerance


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Drought tolerance

The capacity of a landscape plant to function well in drought conditions.
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Prior to its utilization for drought tolerance improvement, for each putative drought-related gene region or molecule identified in "QTL mapping" or "omics" study, the immediate step is the cloning and in detail characterization of the gene and its protein.
Although, there are many literatures about diversity for drought tolerance in cultivated chickpea genotypes but only a few studies have focused on wild species.
Firstly, variability must be present for drought tolerance in the genotype and secondly this variation must have some genetic basis.
Genetic improvement for drought tolerance coupled with increase in productivity per unit land is need of the hour.
It is therefore important to improve plant drought tolerance and further understand the relationship between drought stress and water use for plant growth.
Identifying the corn hybrids for enhanced drought tolerance requires an understanding of the morphological and physiological mechanisms and as well as genetic control of the relevant traits at different plant developmental stages (Bruce et al., 2002).
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.
Dark septate endophytes (DSE) protect host plants against a variety of environmental stresses, however our knowledge about the roles of DSE in improving drought tolerance of crops is poor.
The improved drought tolerance of crops is an urgent and strategic goal for plant biotechnology [1].
In defining a strategy for wheat breeding under drought tolerance, Rajaram et al.