USE OF GENETIC AND GENOMIC TOOLS IN SORGHUM TO ENHANCE OUR UNDERSTANDING OF DEVELOPMENTAL PROCESSES LIMITING YIELD AND/OR QUALITY IN GRASSES
Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research
Project Number: 8062-21000-041-02
Specific Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 13, 2009
End Date: Sep 12, 2014
The objectives of this cooperative research project are to enhance our knowledge regarding grass development including, development in response to biotic and abiotic stress through the use of genetic and genomic tools in sorghum and other cereal grasses.
In order to identify candidate genes, sample materials will be collected from different sorghum tissues and treatments and used for the generation and sequencing of expression libraries; and QPCR analysis.