An association between flowering and reduced stomatal sensitivity to water stress in pearl millet (Pennisetum americanum (L.) Leeke)

Henson, I E and Mahalakshmi, V and Alagarswamy, G and Bidinger, F R (1983) An association between flowering and reduced stomatal sensitivity to water stress in pearl millet (Pennisetum americanum (L.) Leeke). Annals of Botany, 52 (5). pp. 641-648. ISSN 0305-7364

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Abstract

In field studies carried out at ICRISAT, India, in 1980 and 1982, stomatal closure at midday in water stressed plants of two genotypes (BJ104 and line 112) prior to flowering was associated with higher leaf ABA levels than those found in flowering plants. Differences in ABA levels between flowering and preflowering plants were small or absent in Serere 39 and B282, which had lower leaf water potentials when sampled than BJ104 and line 112

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Pennisetum americanum (L.) Leeke, Pearl Millet, flowering, stomata, water stress, abscisicacid
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2011 10:58
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2011 10:58
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/4448
Official URL: http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/content/52/5/641.abs...
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Funders: UK Overseas Development Administration
Acknowledgement: We thank Mr P.V.D.M. Rao, Mr G.D.P. Rao and Mr M.H. Jeffrey for help with the experimental work. IEH is grateful to the UK Overseas Development Administration for financial support
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