Shared knowledge helps accelerate research results for global benefit in C4 rice project

2018-08-30T17:24:35+00:0030 August 2018|

High-throughput 'Setraia virids' mutant populations at IRRI - (Image source: C4 Rice Centre IRRI)   Setaria viridis successfully screened for mutants with altered CO2 compensation points using high-throughput [...]

New discovery to accelerate development of salt-tolerant grapevines

2017-12-13T12:43:53+00:0023 November 2017|

A recent discovery by Australian scientists is likely to improve the sustainability of the Australian wine sector and significantly accelerate the breeding of more robust salt-tolerant grapevines. With funding from [...]

Small group scoops international effort to sequence huge wheat genome

2017-12-13T13:15:05+00:002 November 2017|

The wheat genome is finally complete. A giant international consortium of academics and companies has been trying to finish the challenging DNA sequence for more than a decade, but in [...]

The hunt for high salt tolerant barley crops gets closer

2018-05-02T13:26:02+00:0017 October 2017|

Soil salinity severely impacts crop growth and yield. Within minutes of exposure to salt, cell expansion, leaf expansion, photosynthesis, transpiration and tillering are reduced. When salts accumulate to toxic concentrations [...]

Growing rice faster – uncovering the triggers behind early canopy closure

2017-10-26T14:06:54+00:004 July 2017|

By combining high-resolution image-based phenotyping with functional mapping and genome prediction, a new study has provided insights into the complex genetic architecture and molecular mechanisms underlying early shoot growth dynamics [...]

A better way to tackle environmental variation in your greenhouse research

2018-05-04T15:53:23+00:007 March 2017|

Statistics prove the smart way to deal with variation in your controlled environment greenhouse. Plant phenomics allows the measurement of plant growth with unprecedented precision. As a result, the question [...]

Sun protection and diversity could be key to more productive rice crops

2018-05-04T16:00:31+00:0016 February 2017|

With a rapidly growing population, improving the yield of global food staples such as rice has become an urgent focus for plant scientists. In a recent study published on Plant [...]