Physiological response of the three most cultivated pepper species (Capsicum spp.) in Africa to drought stress imposed at three stages of growth and development

Physiological response of the three most cultivated pepper species (Capsicum spp.) in Africa to... •Drought significantly reduced LRWC, RGR and photosynthetic pigments during vegetative growth in studied Capsicum species•Antioxidants and secondary metabolites accumulation suggested drought tolerance strategy of studied plants•Severe drought significantly reduced RGR of C. chinense and C. annuum during vegetative and fruiting stage•Impaired physiological function in Capsicumspecies under drought conditions may resulted in Yield reduction http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Scientia Horticulturae Elsevier

Physiological response of the three most cultivated pepper species (Capsicum spp.) in Africa to drought stress imposed at three stages of growth and development

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0304-4238
eISSN
1879-1018
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.scienta.2017.06.020
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Abstract

•Drought significantly reduced LRWC, RGR and photosynthetic pigments during vegetative growth in studied Capsicum species•Antioxidants and secondary metabolites accumulation suggested drought tolerance strategy of studied plants•Severe drought significantly reduced RGR of C. chinense and C. annuum during vegetative and fruiting stage•Impaired physiological function in Capsicumspecies under drought conditions may resulted in Yield reduction

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Scientia HorticulturaeElsevier

Published: Oct 20, 2017

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