Study : Berry response to water deficit in the Merlot grapevine cultivar
Berry response to water deficit in the Merlot grapevine cultivar
The analysis of the grape transcriptome (RNA-sequencing) was performed to evaluate the impact of water deficit on the berry metabolism. Two irrigation treatments were imposed on Merlot grapevines. Control vines were weekly irrigated in order to maintain their stem water potential above -0.6MPa and Water Deficit vines were irrigated only when their stem water potential reached -1.4MPa. Fruit samples were harvested and analysed at five developmental stages.