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Drought Tolerance in Higher Plants: Genetical, Physiological and Molecular Biological Analysis

  • E. Belhassen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. J. B. Passioura
    Pages 1-5
  3. P. Monneveux, E. Belhassen
    Pages 7-14
  4. Anders B. Jensen, Peter K. Busk, Mercé Figueras, M. Mar Albà, Giovanna Peracchia, Ramon Messeguer et al.
    Pages 27-32
  5. Dorothea Bartels, Antonella Furini, Jonathan Ingram, Francesco Salamini
    Pages 33-40
  6. John E. Mullet, Mark S. Whitsitt
    Pages 41-46
  7. S. Ceccarelli, S. Grando
    Pages 71-77
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 101-104

About this book

Introduction

As drought tolerance is a multidirnensional stress, drought tolerance study is a multidisciplinary adventure. In 1992, the network INTERDROUGHT was created with the objective of joining the scientists of the different fields of research involved in drought tolerance study. The network was funded by the EEC and gathered 25 European teams specialized in molecular biology, physiology and geneties. 1\vo workshops were successively organized in 1993 in Sitges (Spain) and in 1994 in Ischia (Italy). After those two European workshops, the necessity of opening the network to the whole scientific community was already clear, and in 1995 the first INTERDROUGHT international conference was held in Montpellier (France). During this meeting, eleven speakers were invited to present a review in their field of research, in a way accessible to all researchers and students, especially those who are not familiar wlth one of the three fields of interest. These eleven reviews are presented in this book. From these reviews three major difficulties arose for drought tolerance irnprovement: - the definition of the drought stress that plants experience; -the differentiation between non adaptive and adaptive response to drought stress; -the identification of the adaptive responses that improved drought yield without decreasing significantly the potential yield. The use of integrated strategies of research will certainly provide irnportant results, such as the recent data obtained on molecular and physiologieal analysis of Arabidopsis mutants.

Keywords

biology cell development molecular biology physiology plant plant breeding plants water water stress

Editors and affiliations

  • E. Belhassen
    • 1
  1. 1.UFR Génétique et Amélioration des PlantesENSA — INRAMontpellierFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-1299-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4721-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1299-6
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