The book address theoretical and practical aspects in drought phenotyping, through both crop-specific and generalized approaches. The compilations are part of the CGIAR Generation Challenge Programme's effort to disseminate crop research, information, tools, and protocols for improving characterization of environments and phenotypes. The goal is to enhance expertise testing locations and to stimulate the development and use of drought tolerance traits. The book will be of use to anyone evaluating germplasm performance under different water regimes.
In Part I, different methodologies are presented for accurately characterizing environmental conditions, implementing trials, and capturing and analyzing the information this generates, regardless of the crop.
Part II presents the state-of-art in research on adaptation to drought, and recommends specific protocols to measure different traits in major food crops (focusing on particular cereals, legumes and clonal crops).
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