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Strengthening the Practical Application of Experiments Assessing Maize Drought Tolerance

Version 1 : Received: 1 April 2020 / Approved: 7 April 2020 / Online: 7 April 2020 (10:28:30 CEST)

How to cite: Zhang, Q.; Wang, W. Strengthening the Practical Application of Experiments Assessing Maize Drought Tolerance. Preprints 2020, 2020040083 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202004.0083.v1). Zhang, Q.; Wang, W. Strengthening the Practical Application of Experiments Assessing Maize Drought Tolerance. Preprints 2020, 2020040083 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202004.0083.v1).

Abstract

Drought is among the most important abiotic stressors influencing food-crop production worldwide. Currently, drought-tolerant maize materials are rarely used for actual breeding because corn production primarily focuses on heterosis to generate desired varieties. In this article, we reviewed current work on assessing maize drought tolerance. We suggested that the development of enhanced screening techniques must clearly consider the connection between theory and application. We strongly recommend that agricultural scientists focus on translating the results of laboratory experiments into practical methods for improving crop productivity.

Subject Areas

drought-tolerance characteristics; maize breeding; maize drought tolerance; molecular markers; phenotype; screening of drought-tolerant plants

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