Genetic Resilience – Enhancing excess moisture tolerance in barley thro...

Genetic Resilience – Enhancing excess moisture tolerance in barley through manipulation of phytoglobins

Researchers: Claudio Stasolla
Keywords: Moisture Water Management

Lead Researcher: Claudio Stasolla, Dept. of Plant Science, University of Manitoba
Co – Investigators: Ana Badea, Brandon DRC, AAFC; Robert Hill, U of M; Sylie Renault, U of M; Abir Igamberdiey, Memorial University; Kazuhiro Sato, Okayama University, Japan

Phytoglobin has been identified in Corn and Soybeans as a marker of moisture resilience. This sub project will use a similar research protocol for barley. The implications are very important for early screening of varieties that may have greater resilience in all conditions.

Objectives:  

1) Using Phytoglobins (Pgbs) as a molecular marker to predict plant behavior to excess moisture.

2) Revealing mechanisms of excess moisture tolerance responses in barley.

Total Funding Approved: $ 130,455.00

Funding Partners: MCGA, MPSG, PESAI, Manitoba Agriculture, CAP Ag Action MB