Mechanistic characterisation of genotype x environment interactions in sorghum and arabidopsis (2009–2011)

Complex traits such as flowering and seed production are modulated by genotype x environment interactions and the mechanistic basis of these interactions is still lacking. In this proposal, we seek to identify and tag genes that modulate the flowering time in sorghum in response to complex environmental interactions and elucidate the mechanistic basis of this response exploiting model system genetics. These studies will immensely contribute to the mechanistic realization of genotype x photoperiod x temperature interactions, in addition to leading to the production of novel sorghum varieties with desirable characteristics.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
  • Professorial Research Fellow
    Centre for Crop Science
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
Funded by:
Australian Research Council