Tolerance of Wheat Varieties to Transient Drought

Study objective:

Investigation of the physiological and metabolic response of six commercial wheat cultivars to transient water stress at the tillering and grain-filling stages.

Study results:

The tillering stage in wheat is more sensitive to droughts than the grain filling stage. The former stage was characterized by pronounced metabolic alterations also during recovery from the drought, and plants exhibited reduced transpiration (measured by Plantarray). Notably, cultivars varied considerably in their susceptibility to drought.

Published article:

A combination of stomata deregulation and a distinctive modulation of amino acid metabolism are associated with enhanced tolerance of wheat varieties to transient drought

Aidoo et. al., (2017) Metabolomics DOI:10.1007s11306-017-1267-y

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