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dc.contributorGrando, Stefaniaen_US
dc.creatorCeccarelli, Salvatoreen_US
dc.identifier.citationSalvatore Ceccarelli, Stefania Grando. (1/11/1996). Drought as a challenge for the plant breeder. Plant Growth Regulation, 20, pp. 149-155.en_US
dc.description.abstractSince agriculture began, drought has been on of the major plagues affecting crop production causing famine and death. Despite many decades of research, drought continues to be a major challenge to agricultural scientists. This is due to the unpredictability of its occurrence, severity, timing and duration; and to the interaction of drought with other abiotic stresses, particularly extremes of temperature and variations in nutrients availability; and with biotic stresses. Breeding has not been as effective in improving crop production under drought-stress conditions as it has in their absence — or where the stress can be alleviated by irrigation. This paper argues that the relative lack of success of breeding for stress conditions in general, and for drought-stress conditions in particular, can be partly attributed to use of the same breeding approach that is successful for favourable environments. A different breeding approach for drought-stress conditions is discussed in relation to the environment in which selection should be conducted, the germplasm to be used, and the experimental designs and plot techniques to be employed.en_US
dc.publisherSpringer (part of Springer Nature)en_US
dc.sourcePlant Growth Regulation;20,(1996) Pagination 149-155en_US
dc.subjectstress conditionen_US
dc.titleDrought as a challenge for the plant breederen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.subject.agrovoccrop productionen_US
cg.subject.agrovocabiotic stressen_US
cg.subject.agrovocplant physiologyen_US
cg.subject.agrovocnutrient availabilityen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.projectCommunication and Documentation Information Services (CODIS)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.isijournalISI Journalen_US
dc.identifier.statusTimeless limited accessen_US
cg.journalPlant Growth Regulationen_US

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