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These are suggestive of differences in cell enlargement and leaf senescence, which reflect tolerance, but performance was also related to differences in avoidance, such as rooting depth. Thus, rice displays both kinds of response to desiccation and it should provide promising material for selecting for improved drought performance either in terms of tolerance or avoidance. It is also well to note that the two-pronged approach of selecting for increased leaf growth and decreased senescence neglects one important factor: the photosynthetic activity of the leaves.
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