Acquired Traits Contribute More to Drought Tolerance in Wheat Than in Rice
Effects of gradual imposition of drought stress on physiological parameters of two rice cultivars (IR64 and Apo) and one wheat cultivar (Weebill) (Experiment 2A). Gradual drought stress was imposed at 15 DAS using an automated irrigation and plant phenotyping platform. Physiological parameters like relative water content (RWC), total chlorophyll, malondialdehyde (MDA), and total proline were measured at 100% FC and 45% FC conditions. ¥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 .