Challenges in breeding for yield increase for drought.

  title={Challenges in breeding for yield increase for drought.},
  author={Thomas R Sinclair},
  journal={Trends in plant science},
  volume={16 6},
Crop genetic improvement for environmental stress at the molecular and physiological level is very complex and challenging. Unlike the example of the current major commercial transgenic crops for which biotic stress tolerance is based on chemicals alien to plants, the complex, redundant and homeostatic molecular and physiological systems existing in plants must be altered for drought tolerance improvement. Sophisticated tools must be developed to monitor phenotype expression at the crop level… CONTINUE READING
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