ICREA 1st Open Seminar in AY2023
Cross-scale and multi-platform characterization of root and shoot traits may contribute to genetic improvement and robust stress tolerance
Uploaded Date: 2023-04-04
|Date||7 April, 2023 (FRI) 15:30 - 17:00|
|Venue||Lecture Room No.7, School of Agricultural Sciences, Nagoya University|
|Speaker||Dr. James Burridge
Post Doc at the Institute for Sustainable Agro-ecosystem Services, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Science, The University of Tokyo
Plant biologists and breeders face daunting challenges to generate crop varieties tolerant to increasingly extreme and unpredictable environments. Genetic improvement of annual crop plants in these scenarios will be greatly aided by understanding how resource acquisition and use traits integrate. Regulation of many of these traits requires extensive cross-scale and cross organ coordination, ranging from root and shoot architecture to aquaporin functionality. Furthermore, tradeoffs for tolerance to various environmental conditions may limit the utility of a given trait or set of traits, termed an integrated phenotype. Research from rice, common bean and pearl millet, critical food security crops, will be presented to show how multiple beneficial integrated phenotypes can be identified and selected.