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Difference between Drought Avoidance and Drought Tolerance

Sr.No

Drought Avoidance

Drought Tolerance

1

Plants maintain favourable tissues water content.

Plants do not maintain favourable tissue water content.

2

It reduces photosynthesis and increase root development .

Better seed germination, seedling growth and photosynthesis.

3

In cereals, it operates during vegetative phase.

In cereals, it operates during reproductive phase.

4

Plants can not withstand low tissue water content.

Plants can withstand low tissue water content.

5

It involves various morphological and anatomical features of plant which reduce water loss through transpiration.

It generally involves those characters which support for better photosynthesis under drought conditions.

 

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