Agricultural Sciences

Title :

Investigating role of phenotypic plasticity in heat and drought combination stress tolerance in rice (Oryza sativa L.)

Area of research :

Agricultural Sciences, Earth, Atmosphere & Environment Sciences, Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Focus area :

Plant ecology

Principal Investigator :

Dr Rajeev Nayan Bahuguna, Assistant Professor, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa

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Associated Programme / Scheme :

Core Research Grant (CRG)


Executive Summary :

Plants having higher phenotypic plasticity can have an advantage over plants with low plasticity under stress environments. Through this study, efforts would be given to delineate mechanistic understanding of rice adaption to this stress combination. A contrasting set of rice genotypes (~10to 20) would be selected and categorized as low, medium and high level of phenotypic plasticity based on previous phenotypic data. This study would also explore the effect of variability in phenotypic plasticity on adaptation under conflicting but most obvious combination of heat and drought stress.


Prof. Ashwani Pareek, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi

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