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Plant abiotic stress: Temperature extremes

Plant abiotic stress: Temperature extremes

Bahuguna, R.N., Jagadish, K.S.V., Coast, O. ORCID: 0000-0002-5013-4715 and Wassmann, R. (2014) Plant abiotic stress: Temperature extremes. In: Van Alfen, Neal K., (ed.) Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems. Elsevier Inc., pp. 330-334. ISBN 978-0444525123 (doi:

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Extreme temperatures, above and below critical thresholds, lead to heat and cold stress, respectively, in plants – and rice is no exception. Extreme temperatures during flowering and early grain-filling stages result in reproductive failure and reduce grain quality, ultimately resulting in reduced rice yield, quality, and market revenue. Current increases in temperature and predictions of further increasing trends indicate a higher probability of rice production to be affected by heat stress. To overcome extreme temperature stress, developing cold- and heat-tolerant rice varieties using advances in the molecular technology is considered to be both viable and a stable option.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adaptation; Anthesis; Climate change; Cold stress; Early-morning flowering; Grain filling; Grain quality; Heat stress; High night temperature; Reproductive development; Rice; Spikelet sterility; Yield
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Agriculture, Health & Environment Department
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2021 23:16

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