An Assessment of Genetic Diversity and Drought Tolerance in Argan Tree (Argania spinosa) Populations: Potential for the Development of Improved Drought Tolerance

@inproceedings{Chakhchar2017AnAO,
  title={An Assessment of Genetic Diversity and Drought Tolerance in Argan Tree (Argania spinosa) Populations: Potential for the Development of Improved Drought Tolerance},
  author={Abdelghani Chakhchar and Matthew Haworth and Cherkaoui El Modafar and Marco Lauteri and Claudia Mattioni and Said Wahbi and Mauro Centritto},
  booktitle={Front. Plant Sci.},
  year={2017}
}
The argan tree (Argania spinosa) occurs in a restricted area of Southwestern Morocco characterized by low water availability and high evapotranspirative demand. Despite the adaptation of the argan tree to drought stress, the extent of the argan forest has declined markedly due to increased aridity, land use changes and the expansion of olive cultivation… CONTINUE READING