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Queensland University of Technology (2017)

Characterisation of root architectural responses of mungbean to water deficit

Dodt, Michael G.

Titre : Characterisation of root architectural responses of mungbean to water deficit

Auteur : Dodt, Michael G.

Université de soutenance : Queensland University of Technology.

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2017

Résumé
Drought is one of the major causes of food insecurity across the globe, particularly in India and the Asia Pacific, where subsistence agriculture is a major means of survival. Pulses such as mungbean and chickpea are staple foods in these regions and their production is especially affected by drought. This study targeted plant roots as a way of enhancing drought tolerance using a newly developed chemical treatment. Some strategies included advanced plant root imaging, agricultural modelling, bioinformatics and large scale field trials. This may allow stabilization of crop production which is increasingly coming under threat by drought and climate change.

Mots clés : Drought, Root architecture, Plant Physiology, Abiotic stress, Mungbean

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