New PDF release: Advances in Molecular Breeding Toward Drought and Salt

By Matthew A. Jenks, Paul M. Hasegawa, Shri Mohan Jain

With near-comprehensive assurance of recent advances in crop breeding for drought and salinity tension tolerance, this well timed paintings seeks to combine the latest findings approximately key organic determinants of plant tension tolerance with smooth crop development options. This quantity is exclusive simply because is offers really extensive insurance of present wisdom and services being utilized in drought and salt tolerance research.

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4. Climate. It has long been known that climatic conditions have a profound influence on plant response to salinity. Crops are more sensitive to salinity in hot, dry climates than they are under cooler and more humid environments. The combined effects of salinity and conditions of high evaporative demand, whether caused by high temperature, low humidity, or increased wind are more stressful than salinity stress alone. Several crops including alfalfa, bean, beet, carrot, cotton, onion, squash, strawberry, clover, saltgrass, and tomato are more sensitive to salinity at higher temperatures than they are at lower temperatures (Ahi and Powers 1938, Magistad et al.

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