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Embolism reversal in rice plants was studied by testing the plant's ability to refill embolized conduits while xylem pressures were substantially negative. Intact, potted plants were water-stressed to a xylem pressure of Ϫ1.88 Ϯ 0.1 MPa and a 66.3 Ϯ 3.8% loss of xylem conductivity (PLC) by cavitation. Stressed plants were carefully rewatered, allowing xylem(More)
The Green Revolution (GR-I) included worldwide adoption of semi-dwarf rice cultivars (SRCs) with mutant alleles at GA20ox2 or SD1 encoding gibberellin 20-oxidase. Two series of experiments were conducted to characterize the pleiotropic effects of SD1 and its relationships with large numbers of QTLs affecting rice growth, development and productivity. The(More)
The relative contribution of the apoplastic and cell-to-cell paths to the overall hydraulic conductivity of the outer part of rice roots (LpOPR) was estimated using a pressure perfusion technique for 30-d-old rice plants (lowland cultivar, IR64, and upland cultivar, Azucena). The technique was based on the perfusion of aerenchyma of root segments from two(More)
Section 3 Breeding to improve yield under adverse environments: 13 direct selection for grain yield Improving drought tolerance by selecting for yield 14 G. Atlin Managing water for controlled drought in breeding plots 23 R. Lafitte Experimental design and data management 27 G. McLaren Section 4 Breeding to improve yield under adverse environments: 31(More)
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