Drought Stress Tolerance Mechanisms in Barley and Its Relevance to Cereals

Kavi Kishor, P B and Rajesh, K and Reddy, P S and Seiler, C and Sreenivasulu, N (2014) Drought Stress Tolerance Mechanisms in Barley and Its Relevance to Cereals. In: Biotechnological Approaches to Barley Improvement. Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry, Part I (69). Springer, Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 161-179. ISBN 9783662444054

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In the changing environment, water is the major limiting factor for crop productivity throughout the world, and there is every need to generate climate-resilient crops. Since drought is a complex phenomenon, we need to dissect various mechanisms at the physiological, biochemical, and molecular levels in order to generate crop plants with better drought tolerance but without any yield penalties. Accumulated literature points out that improvement at both source and sink levels are needed to elevate final yields under water deficit conditions. Here, we summarize the current status of plant adaptation mechanisms and the strategies that we need to carve for generating drought stress-tolerant crops like barley.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: RP-Dryland Cereals
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals
Series Name: Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agriculture; Plant Breeding; Biotechnology; Genetic Engineering; Water deficit; Drought stress-tolerant crops; Water shortage; Cereals
Subjects: Others > Genetics and Genomics
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 05:03
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2016 07:59
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/8729
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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