Abiotic Stress

Most potato cultivars are drought sensitive and potato is particularly vulnerable to increased temperature, which can significantly reduce yields.

The effects of global warming alone on potato production have been predicted to decrease yields significantly in some regions.

In field conditions, abiotic stresses often occur together, creating a compound effect that increases yield and quality losses, while the intensity, frequency, and timing of each stress lead to different responses, from minor effects to a complete loss of the crop.

Our research aims to understand responses to abiotic stresses and develop strategies for breeding resilient varieties for use in both developed and developing countries.

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