Mechanisms of Drought and High Temperature Resistance in Sorghum and Pearl Millet
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Collaborating Scientists' Institutions: Cinzanu Agronomic Research Station (Mali); Kansas State University (US)
This project sought to understand the basic physiological factors involved in plant stress resistance and susceptibility.
1. Define plant physiological characteristics which are most affected by drought and high temperature stress and identify mechanisms which may be selected or managed for improved stress resistance. 2. Develop and implement practical selection techniques for genotypes with desirable physiological responses, or identify cultural methods, which will improve yield or yield stability in stressful situations.