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drought tolerance gene

Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
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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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The prospect of wheat varieties carrying drought tolerance genes is exciting news for northern NSW grain grower Geoff O'Neill, of "Llano", Bellata... The ARC Centre of Plant Energy Biology at Australian National University has identified genes which influence how plants cope under moisture stress... The property receives an annual average rainfall of 590mm, and although it falls predominantly in summer, the most useful rain arrives during the winter months...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Drought tolerance genes to provide spring protection.. The ARC Centre of Plant Energy Biology at Australian National University has identified genes which influence how plants cope under moisture stress... "In years when the rainfall outlook is marginal, or our subsoil moisture is not ideal, having varieties with the ability to tolerate moisture stress will give us a lot more confidence to go ahead and plant."..
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