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frost tolerance trait

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The frost protection mechanisms used by a species of grass in the same family as wheat may give scientists a mechanism with which to improve wheat"s frost tolerance... Another research team, led by associate professor Grant Daggard at the Centre for Rural and Environmental Biotechnology (CREB) at the University of Southern Queensland, is exploring novel ways of introducing frost tolerance into wheat plants... Given the difficulty in identifying variation for frost resistance within wheat, Dr Daggard"s group has introduced new genes into wheat plants, including one that produces an "antifreeze" protein that is active in the transformed plants...
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Dr Bob Redden (wearing cap, centre) collecting field pea and faba bean landraces in China.. A field-based method of detecting frost tolerance has been established at Hahndorf in the Adelaide hills.. The new method has been applied to field peas and used to screen Australian and Chinese germplasm..
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