iPASTIC: an online toolkit to calculate plant abiotic stress indices

iPASTIC calculates the nine yield-based stress indices as defined in iPASTIC: an online toolkit to calculate plant abiotic stress indices.


Pour‐Aboughadareh, A., M. Yousefian, H. Moradkhani, M. Moghaddam Vahed, P. Poczai, and K. H. M. Siddique. 2019. iPASTIC: An online toolkit to estimate plant abiotic stress indices. Applications in Plant Sciences 7(7): e11278. doi:10.1002/aps3.11278

  1. To start calculating, please provide a data file according to example file.
  2. Click on the “Choose File“ button and select your data file.
  3. Click “Get Results”.
  4. Enjoy and download results.

No. Formula   Pattern of selection Reference
1 Tolerance Index Minimum value Rosielle and Hamblin (1981)
2 Mean Productivity Maximum value Rosielle and Hamblin (1981)
3 Geometric Mean Productivity Maximum value Fernandez (1992)
4 Harmonic Mean Maximum value Bidinger et al. (1987)
5 Stress Susceptibility Index Minimum value Fischer and Maurer (1978)
6 Stress Tolerance Index Maximum value Fernandez (1992)
7 Yield Index Maximum value Gavuzzi et al. (1997)
8 Yield Stability Index Maximum value Bouslama and Schapaugh (1984)
9 Relative Drought Index Maximum value Fischer and Wood (1979)

The example data file can be downloaded here.

The codes written in R can be downloaded here.

References Bidinger FR, Mahalakshmi V, Rao GD (1987) Assessment of drought resistance in pearl millet (Pennisetum americanum (L.) Leeke). II. Estimation of genotype response to stress. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 38: 49–59.
Bouslama M, Schapaugh WT (1984) Stress tolerance in soybean. Part 1: evaluation of three screening techniques for heat and drought tolerance. Crop Science 24: 933–937.
Fernandez GCJ (1992) Effective selection criteria for assessing stress tolerance. In: Kuo, C.G. (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Adaptation of Vegetables and Other Food Crops in Temperature and Water Stress, Publication. Tainan, Taiwan.
Fischer RA, Maurer R (1978) Drought resistance in spring wheat cultivars. I. Grain yield responses. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 29: 897–912.
Fischer RA, Wood T (1979) Drought resistance in spring wheat cultivars ІІІ. Yield association with morphological traits. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 30: 1001–1020.
Gavuzzi P, Rizza F, Palumbo M, Campaline RG, Ricciardi GL, Borghi B (1997) Evaluation of field and laboratory predictors of drought and heat tolerance in winter cereals. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 77:523–531.
Rosielle AA, Hambling J (1981) Theoretical aspects of selection for yield in stress and non-stress environments. Crop Science 21: 943–946.

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