Responses to Increased Moisture Stress and Extremes: Whole Plant Response to Drought under Climate Change

Vadez, V and Kholova, J and Choudhary, S and Paul, Z and Terrier, M and Krishnamurthy, L and Ratna Kumar, p and Turner, N C (2011) Responses to Increased Moisture Stress and Extremes: Whole Plant Response to Drought under Climate Change. In: Crop Adaptation to Climate Change. Wiley. ISBN 978-0-470-96090-5

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Abstract

In this chapter, we tackle the physiology of plant water use from the angle of how this will be modified in a context of a changing climate. Two recent reviews cover a number of innovative aspects to drought research, in particular in relation to research on roots, and advocate the need to look at the soil–root–shoot–atmosphere water management in a comprehensive and dynamic manner (Vadez et al. 2007, 2008). In the present chapter, we revisit some of these aspects from the perspective of changing climatic conditions and explore the major issues that climate change will bring about, and how it will affect crop production and in particular under water-limited conditions. These issues can be broadly grouped into two categories: (1) thermodynamic aspects of the soil–plant–atmosphere water relations and (2) growth and development aspects.

Item Type: Book Section
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Subjects: Others > Climate Change
Depositing User: Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2011 08:43
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2017 08:44
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/1264
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