SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science

Water-Conservation Traits to Increase Crop Yields in Water-deficit Environments

Case Studies

Editors: Sinclair, Thomas (Ed.)

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  • Broadens our understanding of water-conservation traits for various crops to achieve greater crop production output
  • Provides perspective for future research activities to improve crop drought tolerance
  • Will appeal to university scientists, private investigators, and public non-university researchers in crop science agronomy and environmental science 
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This volume explores specific approaches that have shown to result in crop yield increases. Research on the physiological understanding of these methods has led to the development of practical applications of plant breeding approaches to genetically improve crops to achieve higher yields. Authoritative entries from crop scientists shed new light on two water-conservation traits: one that is based on an initiation of the decrease in transpiration earlier in the soil drying cycle, and the second that is based on a sensitivity of transpiration rate under high atmospheric vapor pressure deficit that results in partial stomatal closure. Both these approaches involve partial stomatal closure under well-defined situations to decrease the rate of soil water loss. 
Readers will be able to analyze the circumstances under which a benefit is achieved as a result of the water-limitation trait; and key discussion points in the case studies presented will help answer questions such as what species, which environments, how often will yield be benefited for various crop species? Contributions also review the genetic variation for these two traits within each crop species and the physiological basis for the expression of these traits.  

About the authors

Dr. Thomas R. Sinclair is an adjunct professor in crop science at North Carolina State University. His research focuses on the interactions between plant physiology and the environment to determine crop yields. He is currently investigating plant traits that may increase drought tolerance. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-56320-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water-Conservation Traits to Increase Crop Yields in Water-deficit Environments
Book Subtitle
Case Studies
Editors
  • Thomas Sinclair
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56321-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56321-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-56320-6
Series ISSN
2191-5547
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 95
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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