Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 8

Drought Tolerance in Soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.) Genotypes during the Flowering Stage of Development

Puobi RE*, Asare AT, Otwe EP and Galyuon IKA

Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana

*Corresponding Author: Puobi RE, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.

Received: April 13, 2023; Published: July 04, 2023


Regardless of the usefulness of soybeans in Ghana, the rate of consumption is far beyond production. This could be attributed to factors relating to soil, unavailability of improved varieties, and climate change. Twenty-one exotic soybean genotypes and a local variety were assessed for their responses to drought stress at the flowering stage of development using pot experiment. One group (experimental) was exposed to drought stress by withholding water for 15 days whilst the other group (control) was watered regularly at three days interval. Data collected were analyzed using analyses of variance (ANOVA). The pot screening method revealed that number of leaves, plant height, stem girth, leaf area, number of flowers, relative leaf water content and days to permanent wilting differed significantly (p < 0.05) at 15 days of drought exposure.

Keywords: Soybean Genotypes; Drought Tolerance; Flowering Stage; Climate Change


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Citation: Puobi RE., et al. “Drought Tolerance in Soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.) Genotypes during the Flowering Stage of Development" Acta Scientific Agriculture 7.8 (2023): 13-24.


Copyright: © 2023 Puobi RE., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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