Location: Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research
Project Number: 5030-21220-068-004-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jun 1, 2020
End Date: Apr 30, 2024
The project will utilize both computational and functional approaches to investigate the temporal control of immunity to obligate fungal pathogens.
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.