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Improving heat tolerance of wheat

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Production of wheat is limited by many abiotic and biotic stresses... The project will consolidate initial achievements and aims to: i) Identify and develop high yielding, widely adapted germplasm with tolerance/resistance to terminal heat and drought stress ii) Transfer reputed heat and drought tolerance genes into Australian elite wheat backgrounds... iii) Identify potentially new sources of resistance to fungal diseases such as yellow rust and septoria, and incorporate those into adapted Australian genetic backgrounds to broaden the genetic base of resistance to diseases iv) Identify molecular markers closely linked to heat and drought tolerance genes and validate them in Australian wheat backgrounds...
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