Cereal blueprints for a water-limited world (2019–2023)

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
  • Professor and Academic Centre Direc
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
    Professor and Academic Centre Direc
    Centre for Crop Science
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
    Centre Director of Centre for Crop
    Centre for Crop Science
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
  • ARC Future Fellow
    Centre for Crop Science
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
Funded by:
Australian Research Council