Drought and Heat Tolerance Evaluation in Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)

Abstract

The impacts of water restriction and high temperatures on potato production will increase over the next decades, due to climate change and the extension of cultivation in drought and heat prone areas. We review recent achievements and describe new avenues in the evaluation of tolerance to these abiotic stresses in potato, focusing on the definition of target populations of environments, choice and characterization of the managed stress environment, stress monitoring, and secondary traits measurement.

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Acknowledgments

This research was conducted under the CGIAR Research Programs (CRP) on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and Dryland Systems (DS). Authors thank MSc. Mariella Carbajal and Dr. Bruno Cóndori who elaborated Fig. 2 under the financial support of the BMZ-GIZ project “Improved potato varieties and water management technologies to enhance water use efficiency, resilience, cost-effectiveness, and productivity of smallholder farms in stress-prone Central Asian environments”.

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Monneveux, P., Ramírez, D.A., Khan, M.A. et al. Drought and Heat Tolerance Evaluation in Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.). Potato Res. 57, 225–247 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11540-014-9263-3

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Keywords

  • Drought
  • Heat
  • Managed stress environments
  • Phenotyping
  • Secondary traits
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Target populations of environments