Developing new wheat varieties

Research Project: Inducing novel broad spectrum disease resistance in wheat

2010–2014 (Cameron, Burrell & Leake)

This project identifies genes to promote beneficial plant-microbe interactions in wheat. The research combines recent advances in fundamental plant biology, high-throughput mass-spectrometry and modern plant breeding techniques. This innovative project aims to produce new varieties of wheat which will be less dependent on pesticides and chemical inputs for optimal yields.

Inducing novel broad spectrum disease resistance in wheatBy selecting the best varieties of wheat for commercial development, this programme has the potential to significantly reduce the input of fertilizers and pesticides in UK crops.

Research co-funded by:

bbsrc

 

 

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