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Research Project: Temporal Control of Immunity to Powdery Mildew in Barley

Location: Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research

Project Number: 5030-21000-067-04-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jun 1, 2020
End Date: May 31, 2021

Objective:
The project will utilize both computational and functional approaches to investigate the temporal control of immunity to obligate fungal pathogens.

Approach:
In Aim 1, the team will pair the new high-quality, barley genome assembly with expression Quantitative Trait Locus (eQTL) and time-course barley + powdery mildew transcriptome data to identify immune-active regulatory elements. Then in Aim 2, gene silencing and overexpression assays will be used to validate the role(s) of specific elements during pathogen attack.