PSLA Lecture Series 9/25 Presents Dr. Mark Tester, Professor of Bioscience, King Abdullah University, 3:00 p.m., PLS 1130

When: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Plant Sciences : 1130
Event Type(s): Seminar

Dr. Mark Tester,Professor of Bioscience in the Center for Desert Agriculture at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
*Maryland Grain Producers Association Seminar"
Seminar Title: Understanding and engineering salinity tolerance in crop plants

In this talk, forward genetic approaches for discovery of genes related to salinity tolerance in wheat and barley will be described. We dissect salinity tolerance into a series of components that are hypothesised to contribute to overall salinity tolerance, and take a forward genetic approach to identify genes controlling the traits. Na+ exclusion is one such trait, for which quite a few genes have now been identified.

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