Aarushi, Navneet Kumari and *Kirpa Ram

Department of Botany, Faculty of Sciences Baba Mastnath University, Rohtak- 124021 (India) *Corresponding Author Email :- dr.kirparamjangra@gmail.com


Due to the current state of global warming and climate change, there are large geographical regions where plants are typically stressed by drought. It is the primary environmental influence that alter a range of morpho-physiological and biochemical characteristics, restricts plant development and agricultural yield. One of the most popular cereals and one with excellent water deficiency adaptation mechanisms is barley. To mitigate the difference between the actual and prospective yield in drought-prone locations, high yield cultivars with physiological and biochemical features imparting drought resistance must be adopted such as chlorophyll content, stem reserve mobilisation, canopy temperature, anti-oxidants and osmolytes. Through breeding and selection, these morphological, physiological and biochemical traits traits can be improved, resulting in genotypes that are more resistant to drought environment.

Key words : Drought stress, Barley, Hordeum vulgare, Morphological, Physiological and Antioxidant indices.

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