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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 2703-2721

Effect of Drought Stress on Crop Plants with Special Reference to Drought Avoidance and Tolerance Mechanisms: A Review
Diganta Deka1, Anil Kumar Singh2 and Alok Kumar Singh3
1Tocklai Tea Research Institute, Tea Research Association, Jorhat – 785008 (Assam), India
2Sri Murli Manohar Town Post Graduate College, Ballia - 277 001, (UP), India
3Narendra Deva University of Agriculture & Technology, Kumarganj, Faizabad - 224 229 (U. P.), India
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The changes in the climate due to global warming and ever dwindling arable land due to the population pressure are increasing strain on available resources for sustainable food production. Therefore, it is an urgent need to have proper idea about the effect of drought stress on crop plants for getting stable production through research intervention. Water deficit due to drought stress influences a wide range of plant processes, from whole plant growth and development to the molecular regulation of essential transcriptional pathways, and thus significantly impacts both physiology and metabolism. The studies about the changes in behavior of crop plants under drought condition have progressed at a rapid pace and extensive results of such analysis have been made public through various research articles, which can now be easily accessed through the World Wide Web. This review describes some aspects of drought induced effect of drought stress on different important traits of crop plants.

Keywords: Crop plants, Drought stress, Drought avoidance, Drought tolerance

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Diganta Deka, Anil Kumar Singh and Alok Kumar Singh. 2018. Effect of Drought Stress on Crop Plants with Special Reference to Drought Avoidance and Tolerance Mechanisms: A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 2703-2721. doi:
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