Opportunities for improving crop water productivity through genetic enhancement of dryland crops

Gowda, C L L and Serraj, R and Srinivasan, G and Chauhan, Y S and Reddy, B V S and Rai, K N and Nigam, S N and Gaur, P M and Reddy, L J and Dwivedi, S L and Upadhyaya, H D and Zaidi, P H and Rai, H K and Maniselvan, P and Follkerstma, R and Mallikarjuna, N (2009) Opportunities for improving crop water productivity through genetic enhancement of dryland crops. In: Rainfed agriculture: unlocking the potential. Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture Series (7). CAB Inernational, Wallingford, Oxon, UK, pp. 133-163. ISBN 978-1-84593-389-0

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the target growing environments and sensitivity of pearl millet, sorghum, maize, groundnut, chickpea and pigeon pea to drought; phenotypic screens and natural genetic variations for response to drought; empirical and trait-based breeding methods to enhance drought tolerance; and deployment of emerging biotechnological tools (DNA markers and transgene) to enhance crop adaptation and productivity under drought stress conditions.

Item Type: Book Section
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Series Name: Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture Series
Subjects: Others > Genetics and Genomics
Others > Watershed management
Depositing User: Ms Sandhya Gir
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 05:29
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2012 07:35
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/1992
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