fulltext.study @t Gmail

Drought tolerance through biotechnology: improving translation from the laboratory to farmers’ fields

Paper ID Volume ID Publish Year Pages File Format Full-Text
16039 42482 2012 8 PDF Available
Title
Drought tolerance through biotechnology: improving translation from the laboratory to farmers’ fields
Abstract

Water availability is a significant constraint to crop production, and increasing drought tolerance of crops is one step to gaining greater yield stability. Excellent progress has been made using models to identify pathways and genes that can be manipulated through biotechnology to improve drought tolerance. A current focus is on translation of results from models in controlled environments to crops in the field. Field testing to demonstrate improved yields under water-limiting conditions is challenging and expensive. More extensive phenotyping of transgenic lines in the greenhouse may contribute to improved predictions about field performance. It is possible that multiple mechanisms of drought tolerance may be needed to provide benefit across the diversity of water stress environments relevant to economic yield.

► Enhanced drought tolerant crops will help ensure food for growing population. ► Many transgenes representing various pathways improve drought tolerance in models. ► Field testing needed to demonstrate commercially relevant drought tolerance in crops. ► New screens and more phenotyping will likely better predict field performance. ► New drought tolerant crops will combine agronomics, genetics and biotechnology.

First Page Preview
Drought tolerance through biotechnology: improving translation from the laboratory to farmers’ fields
Get Full-Text Now
Don't Miss Today's Special Offer
Price was $35.95
You save - $31
Price after discount Only $4.95
100% Money Back Guarantee
Full-text PDF Download
Online Support
Any Questions? feel free to contact us
Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Current Opinion in Biotechnology - Volume 23, Issue 2, April 2012, Pages 243–250
Authors
, , ,
Subjects
Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
Get Full-Text Now
Don't Miss Today's Special Offer
Price was $35.95
You save - $31
Price after discount Only $4.95
100% Money Back Guarantee
Full-text PDF Download
Online Support
Any Questions? feel free to contact us