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Drought tolerance improvement in crop plants: An integrated view from breeding to genomics
Drought is the most significant environmental stress in agriculture worldwide and improving yield under drought is a major goal of plant breeding. A review of breeding progress pointed out thatExpand
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Evaluation of field and laboratory predictors of drought and heat tolerance in winter cereals
In Mediterranean regions, plant breeding programs are being conducted to select genotypes having high and stable yields. Screening techniques that are able to identify desirable genotypes based onExpand
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Two loci on chromosome 5H determine low-temperature tolerance in a ‘Nure’ (winter) × ‘Tremois’ (spring) barley map
Barley (Hordeum vulgare subsp. vulgare) is an economically important diploid model for the Triticeae; and a better understanding of low-temperature tolerance mechanisms could significantly improveExpand
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Use of chlorophyll fluorescence to evaluate the cold acclimation and freezing tolerance of winter and spring oats
The efficiency of the excitation capture by open Photosystem II (PSII) reaction centres was measured by the F v /F m ratios in a collection of winter and spring oats in order to assess the effects ofExpand
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Harden the chloroplast to protect the plant.
The chloroplast is the central switch of the plant's response to cold and light stress. The ability of many plant species to develop a cold tolerant phenotype is dependent on the presence of lightExpand
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Use of a Water Stress Index to Identify Barley Genotypes Adapted to Rainfed and Irrigated Conditions
Future climate changes are expected to increase risks of drought, which already represent the most common stress factor for stable barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) production in Mediterranean areas. It isExpand
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Comparing solar radiation interception and use efficiency for the energy crops giant reed (Arundo donax L.) and sweet sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench)
While giant reed (Arundo donax L.) seems exquisitely suited to produce biomass for energy, its production ecology is still largely unexplored. In this study we have investigated giant reed taking theExpand
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Different stress responsive strategies to drought and heat in two durum wheat cultivars with contrasting water use efficiency
BackgroundDurum wheat often faces water scarcity and high temperatures, two events that usually occur simultaneously in the fields. Here we report on the stress responsive strategy of two durum wheatExpand
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Genetic variants of HvCbf14 are statistically associated with frost tolerance in a European germplasm collection of Hordeum vulgare
Two quantitative trait loci (Fr-H1 and Fr-H2) for frost tolerance (FT) have been discovered on the long arm of chromosome 5H in barley. Two tightly linked groups of CBF genes, known to play a keyExpand
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Inhibition of photosynthesis by Colletotrichum lindemuthianum in bean leaves determined by chlorophyll fluorescence imaging
Infection of bean leaves by Colletotrichum lundemuthianum causes vein necrosis and subsequent localized wilting of the blade. The effect of infection on photosynthesis was investigated by imagingExpand
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