Botanikai Közlemények

  Journal of the Botanical Section of the Hungarian Biological Society

< 2019


 Botanikai Közlemények 106(1): 131–144 (2019)
DOI: 10.17716/BotKozlem.2019.106.1.131


Genetic background of drought tolerance in barley


1Biology Department, Faculty of Dániel Berzsenyi Teacher Training Center, Eötvös
Loránd University, H–9700 Szombathely, Károlyi Gáspár tér 4, Hungary;;
2Institute for Soil, Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Centre for Agricultural
Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, H–1022 Budapest,

Herman O. út 15,Hungary;  

Accepted: 9 May 2019

Key words: drought stress, genes, Hordeum vulgare, review, stress tolerance.

Increasing the drought tolerance of cultivated crops is becoming a priority from a practical point of view. The identification and deeper understanding of genes involved in drought tolerance receives a great emphasis. In this work, we summarize the genes (Hsdr4, Dhn1, Dhn3, Dhn5, Dhn9, P5CS, HSP17, HSP18, HSP70, HSP90 and HVA1) that have been associated with drought tolerance for barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) and investigated in detail. The expression of these genes may indicate the degree of drought tolerance.


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