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Research Project: Genetic Approaches to Improve Wheat Aluminum Resistance in a Carbon-Use-Efficient Means

Location: Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research

Project Number: 8062-21000-049-002-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 15, 2021
End Date: Aug 14, 2024

The objectives of this cooperative research are 1) to isolate the genetic elements essential for wheat aluminum resistance; 2) to examine the genetic and molecular basis underlying their functions in wheat, and 3) to develop wheat cultivars with improved quality traits.

The approaches include using molecular, biochemical, and genetic tools for gene isolation and functional analysis and using traditional breeding and genetic strategies for developing aluminum-resistant wheat cultivars.