Drought Phenotyping - General Concepts & Principles

Part I of the book Drought phenotyping in crops: from theory to practice presents different methodologies for accurately characterising environmental conditions, implementing trials, and capturing and analysing the information generated. You can You can download a pdf version of the entire book (25MB; WinZip 16.5); download a pdf version of Part I (12MB) together with a guide to measurement of generic drought adaptation related traits in pdf (149KB);  or browse sections of the book on the Generation Challenge Programme website. Below are direct links to specific Part I chapters:

Part I - Plant phenotyping methodology

Part I presents different methodologies for accurately characterising environmental conditions, implementing trials, and capturing and analysing the information generated.

  1. Phenotyping drought-stressed crops: key concepts, issues and approaches by Roberto Tuberosa
  2. Effective and efficient platforms for crop phenotype characterisation under drought by Hugo Campos, Jacqueline E Heard, Miguel Ibañez, Michael H Luethy, Tom J Peters and David C Warner
  3. Drought tolerance phenotyping in crops under contrasting target environments: procedures and practices by Reinaldo L Gomide, Frederico OM Durães, Cleber M Guimarães, Camilo LT Andrade, Paulo EP Albuquerque, Edson A Bastos, João HM Viana, Luis F Stone, Orlando P Morais, Maria J Del Peloso, Paulo C Magalhães, Luiz Balbino Morgado and Antônio C Oliveira
  4. Screening experimental designs for quantitative trait loci, association mapping, genotype-by-environment interaction, and other investigations by Walter T Federer† and José Crossa
  5. Plant response to environmental conditions: assessing potential production, water demand and negative effects of water deficit by François Tardieu
  6. The statistical analysis of multienvironment data: modelling genotype-by-environment interaction and its genetic basis by Marcos Malosetti, Jean-Marcel Ribaut and Fred A van Eeuwijk
  7. Analysis of metabolites for phenotyping by Tim L Setter
  8. Development of crop ontology for sharing crop phenotypic information by Rosemary Shrestha, Guy F Davenport, Richard Bruskiewich and Elizabeth Arnaud
  9. A selection of models to assist drought phenotyping by Sam Geerts and Dirk Raes
  10. Spatial analysis to support geographic targeting of genotypes to environments by Glenn Hyman, Dave Hodson and Peter Jones

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