Table 1: Transcript, protein, metabolite profiling studies conducted in the last three years.

SpeciesCultivarsTissueDrought stress applicationMethodReference

T. aestivum Drought tolerance: Plainsman V: tolerant; Kobomugi: sensitive Root Moderate drought stress applied on tillering stagecDNA microarray[7]
T. aestivum Drought tolerance: information can not be accessedGrain Short water shortage in early grain developmentcDNA microarray[8]
T. aestivum Efficiency of stem reserve mobilization in peduncles: N49: tolerant; N14: sensitiveStem Progressive drought stress after anthesis2D gel and MS[9]
T. aestivum Cultivar Vinjett Grain Drought applied at terminal spiklet or at anthesis 2D gel and MS[10]
T. aestivum Yield under drought: Excalibur: tolerant; RAC875: tolerant;
Kukri: sensitive
Leaf Cyclic drought applied after first flag leaf formation mimicking field conditionsSCX column HPLC and MS[11]
T. durum Able to acquire drought tolerance: Ofanto: tolerantLeaf Drought applied at booting stage (controls SWC: irrigated when it decreases %50 of field capacity; drought SWC: irrigated when it decreases %12.5 of field capacity)cDNA-AFLP[12]
T. durum Drought tolerance: Om Rabia3: tolerant; Mahmoudi: sensitiveEmbryo Drought applied at final development stage of seed maturity2D gel and HPRP column and MS[13]
T. dicoccoides Yield under drought conditions: Y12-3: tolerant; A24-39: sensitiveLeaf Terminal drought applied at inflorescence emergence stageTranscript profiling[14]
T. dicoccoides Yield under drought conditions: Y12-3: tolerant; A24-39: sensitiveLeaf Drought applied after germination at five/six leaf stageTranscript and metabolite profiling[14]
T. dicoccoides Drought tolerance: TR39477: tolerant; TR38828: tolerantLeaf/rootShock drought stressmiRNA profiling[15]

T: Triticum; SWC: soil water content; 2D: 2-dimensional; SCX: strong cation exchange; HPLC: high performance liquid chromatography; MS: mass spectrometry; cDNA: complementary DNA; AFLP: amplified fragment length polymorphisms; HPRP: human prion protein.