Cereal blueprints for a water-limited world (2019–2022)

Abstract:
This Project aims to demonstrate that key developmental genes in cereals can be manipulated to design plant architecture for specific resource-limited environments. This addresses one of the greatest challenges facing humanity today - producing more food with less water. This Project expects to increase understanding of how shoot and root systems can be uncoupled to enhance crop adaptation in water-limited environments using an accelerated genome editing approach. An expected outcome of this Project is enhanced drought adaptation for cereals in a dry world. This should provide significant benefits to farmers and consumers in Australia and worldwide.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • Professorial Research Fellow
    Centre for Crop Science
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
  • Centre Director - Crop Science
    Centre for Crop Science
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
    Affiliated Professor
    Centre for Crop Science
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
  • Senior Research Fellow
    Centre for Crop Science
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
Funded by:
Australian Research Council