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Exploitation of drought tolerance-related genes for crop improvement

Creator: Jingyi Wang
Creator: Chaonan Li
Creator: Long Li
Creator: Reynolds, M.P.
Creator: Xinguo Mao
Creator: Ruilian Jing
Year: 2021
Language: English
Publisher: MDPI
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Type: Article
Place of Publication: Basel (Switzerland)
Issue: 19
Volume: 22
DOI: 10.3390/ijms221910265
Keywords: Phenotypic Criteria
Keywords: Gene Mining
Keywords: Molecular Breeding
Description: Drought has become a major threat to food security, because it affects crop growth and development. Drought tolerance is an important quantitative trait, which is regulated by hundreds of genes in crop plants. In recent decades, scientists have made considerable progress to uncover the genetic and molecular mechanisms of drought tolerance, especially in model plants. This review summarizes the evaluation criteria for drought tolerance, methods for gene mining, characterization of genes related to drought tolerance, and explores the approaches to enhance crop drought tolerance. Collectively, this review illustrates the application prospect of these genes in improving the drought tolerance breeding of crop plants.
Agrovoc: GENES
Agrovoc: CROPS
ISSN: 1661-6596
Journal: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Article number: 10265

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    Wheat - breeding, phytopathology, physiology, quality, biotech

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