At GCP's 2011 General Research Meeting in Hyderabad, India, group discussions on communications included the possibility of republishing the 2011 GCP book Drought phenotyping in crops: from theory to practice with an open-source online publisher, Frontiers. Republishing this work gave contributing authors an opportunity to update their findings, and to bring state-of-the-art research in phenotyping to the public once more, with each author moving at their own pace. Not all chapters from the original book have been republished in Frontiers in Plant Physiology, but those that were republished were compiled into a Frontiers e-book.
In Part I, different methodologies are presented for accurately characterising environmental conditions, implementing trials, and capturing and analysing the information this generates, regardless of the crop.
Part II presents the state-of-art in research on adaptation to drought, and recommends specific protocols to measure different traits in major food crops (focusing on particular cereals, legumes and clonal crops).
Monneveux, P.; Ribaut, J.M.; Okono, A. Drought phenotyping in crops: from theory to practice. Frontiers, (2014) ISBN 978-2-88919-181-9 [Frontiers in Physiology]