Improving drought tolerance in wheat by selectively inhibiting negative regulators of drought stress signalling

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Description

This project applies insights from the SAL1-PAP signalling work to identify the crops lacking the negative regulators and evaluate the impact of such manipulation on their drought tolerance and yield performance under greenhouse and field conditions. This project provides an excellent opportunity to understand the genetics, genomics and physiology of cereal crops.

 

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Possible techniques: Molecular Biology, Physiology and Genetics

These projects are funded by the Grains Research Development Corporation, with their applied goals working towards the strategic aims of the Australian wheat industry. Within each project are options for fundamental science.

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