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Growth and development responses of crop plants under drought stress: a review


Anjum, SA and Ashraf, U and Zohaib, A and Tanveer, M and Naeem, M and Ali, I and Tabassum, T and Nazir, U, Growth and development responses of crop plants under drought stress: a review, Zemdirbyste, 104, (3) pp. 267-276. ISSN 1392-3196 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.13080/z-a.2017.104.034


Water deficit conditions are a bearing on plant growth and development leading to diminished crop productivity. However, improving the crop productivity is need of the time to sustain the food security under ever increasing world population. Drought episodes are increasing with varying intensity and duration. Drought stress imposes alterations in crucial plant growth and developmental processes, including germination, plant height, stem diameter, number of leaves, leaf size and area, dry matter production and partitioning, flower and fruit production, and maturity. Nonetheless, plants show some morphological changes to cope with drought stress by lowering water loss, enhanced water uptake and maintenance of tissue water status. Some plants complete their life cycle early before the onset of drought to escape water deficit conditions. Identification of effects of drought stress on morphological attributes and morphological changes in response to drought can be promising for selection and breeding of drought resistant genotypes.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:drought, growth and development, morphology, phenology, plant responses
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Crop and pasture production
Research Field:Crop and pasture nutrition
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences
UTAS Author:Tanveer, M (Mr Mohsin Tanveer)
ID Code:125948
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:67
Deposited By:Agriculture and Food Systems
Deposited On:2018-05-16
Last Modified:2018-08-20
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