Testing drought tolerance of wheat by a complex stress diagnostic system installed in greenhouse

Majer, Petra: Testing drought tolerance of wheat by a complex stress diagnostic system installed in greenhouse. Acta biologica Szegediensis, (52) 1. pp. 97-100. (2008)

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Drought is one of the most important abiotic stress factors and depending on the season it can seriously limit wheat production. Breeding for drought tolerance is becoming a more and more important challenge in case of crop plants, notably in wheat. The breeding process includes the characterization of the basic breeding materials in aspect of performance under well-watered and drought stressed conditions. In our experiments we set up a complex stress diagnostic system in the greenhouse of the Cereal Research Non-profit Company where we could analyze the responses of different winter and spring wheat cultivars to drought. Wheat plants were grown under ideal water regime (watering to 60% of the 100% soil water capacity) and under drought stress conditions (watering to 20% of the 100% soil water capacity). The effect of water withholding on plant growing was tracked by a digital imaging system on the basis of number of plant pixels. After harvesting, plant heights, spike lengths, grain numbers and total grain weights were measured and values of well-watered and stressed plants were compared. Here the measured parameters of two drought tolerant (Sardari, GK 11-05) and two drought sensitive (Kärtner Früh, Jing 411) wheat genotypes are presented to prove the competence of our system in characterizing drought tolerance of wheat plants.

Item Type: Article
Event Title: Hungarian Congress on Plant Biology, 9., 2008, Szeged
Journal or Publication Title: Acta biologica Szegediensis
Date: 2008
Volume: 52
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 97-100
ISSN: 1588-385X
Language: angol
Heading title: Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Természettudomány, Biológia
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 100. p.; Abstract
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 17. 09:24
Last Modified: 2018. May. 25. 14:11
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/22915

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