Acquired Traits Contribute More to Drought Tolerance in Wheat Than in Rice
Effect of gradual induction of moisture stress on morphophysiological parameters of IR64 and Apo (rice) and Weebill (wheat) (15 DAS—experiment 2A). (a) Phenotype of plants in 100% FC and 45% FC at the end of the stress period and (b) 7 days after recovery. Effects of moisture stress on (c) plant height, (d) number of tillers, (e) root length, (f) root weight, and (g) total dry matter (TDM) measured after recovery. Scale .¥Significant difference between rice cultivars (IR64 and Apo) in the induction treatment at . Significant difference between tolerant rice cv. Apo and wheat cv. Weebill in the induction treatment at .