Abstract - The development of the wheat inflorescence, or spike, contributes to the number, size and shape of grain produced. Inflorescence development is under strict environmental and genetic control. Altering environmental sensing or developmental processes in the wheat plant can lead to altered flowering time, changes to the type of structures formed and ultimately, changes to the number of grain producing units know as florets. This talk will highlight some of the genes which influence inflorescence development in wheat.
Biography - Julian Greenwood, Undergraduate degree ANU, Honours and PhD CSIRO/ANU.