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Research Project: Molecular Understanding of Hormonal Control of Stress-Induced and Non-Stress Physiology of Tomato

Location: Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory

Project Number: 8042-21000-143-08-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2019
End Date: Nov 30, 2020

Objective:
To develop fundamental information on plant responses to external stress, particularly the involvement of hormones in combating abiotic stress in tomato, and provide mentorship to a postdoctoral researcher in cooperation with the Cooperator.

Approach:
Elite germplasm developed jointly with the Cooperator will be individually tested for their resilience to imposed abiotic stresses, namely, drought, heat, cold, wounding. Leaf and fruit will be sampled for yield, prepared for analysis for transcriptome (using RNAseq), hormonal changes and metabolome. Project would be conducted collaboratively by Purdue Cooperator, postdoctoral fellow and BARC-NEA-ARS scientists and involve Purdue Postdoctoral fellow. Appropriate statistics will be applied to define various interactions.