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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 6
First page : (241) Last page : (243)
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Breeding Methods for Water Stress Tolerance in Plants

Shahiba A M.1 and Arun Chacko2

1,2Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, College of Agriculture, Vellayani, Trivandrum
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Received: 10.11.2018 | Revised: 14.12.2018 | Accepted: 22.12.2018  



Water is the central molecule of all physiological processes of plants by being the major medium for transporting metabolites and nutrients. Factors controlling water stress condition alter the normal equilibrium and lead to a series of morphological, physiological, biochemical and molecular changes in plants which adversely affect their growth and productivity. In case of vegetables water stress drastically reduces production and productivity because of their requirement of water throughout the life cycle.

Key words: Water stress, Crop improvement, Vegetables, Physiology, Breeding.

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Cite this article: Shahiba, A.M. and Chacko, A., Breeding Methods for Water Stress Tolerance in Plants, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(6): 241-243 (2018). doi: