45. Potato: Production Strategies under Abiotic Stress

  1. Dr. Narendra Tuteja2,3,
  2. Dr. Sarvajeet Singh Gill2,4,
  3. Prof. Antonio F. Tiburcio5 and
  4. Dr. Renu Tuteja2
  1. Joginder Singh Minhas

Published Online: 30 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9783527632930.ch45

Improving Crop Resistance to Abiotic Stress, Volume 1 & Volume 2

Improving Crop Resistance to Abiotic Stress, Volume 1 & Volume 2

How to Cite

Minhas, J. S. (2012) Potato: Production Strategies under Abiotic Stress, in Improving Crop Resistance to Abiotic Stress, Volume 1 & Volume 2 (eds N. Tuteja, S. S. Gill, A. F. Tiburcio and R. Tuteja), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527632930.ch45

Editor Information

  1. 2

    International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Plant Molecular Biology Group, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110 067, India

  2. 3

    MD University, Centre for Biotechnology, Rohtak 124 001, Haryana, India

  3. 4

    Aligarh Muslim University, Department of Botany, Aligarh 202 002, Uttar Pradesh, India

  4. 5

    Universitat de Barcelona, Unitat de Fisiologia Vegetal, Facultat de Farmàcia, Av. Joan XXIII, S/N, 08028 Barcelona, Spain

Author Information

  1. Central Potato Research Station, Jalandhar 144 001, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527328406

Online ISBN: 9783527632930



  • heat stress;
  • potato;
  • osmotic potential;
  • reactive oxygen species;
  • stress tolerance;
  • salinity;
  • stress mitigation;
  • tuber bulking;
  • water stress


Potato production is rapidly expanding in tropical and sub-tropical environments. The population density in these areas is high and potato with its high productivity of edible energy per unit area and time has the potential to alleviate hunger and malnutrition. However, the crop is exposed to various kinds of abiotic stresses like drought, heat, salinity etc. in these environments which are important limiting factors for potato productivity. The average tuber yield in these areas is less than half compared to temperate climates. With increased human activity impacting climate change, these stresses are likely to be experienced in higher magnitude and more areas. Genetic variability exists for tolerance to these stresses in potato and related species germplasm and can be exploited for developing abiotic stress tolerant varieties. Moreover, it is important to understand stress tolerance mechanisms operating in different plant species, and utilize our knowledge of agronomy, physiology, genetics and molecular biology to develop new genotypes capable of giving good yields under stressful environments.