Regional frost: calibration of frost chamber to encompass all Australian conditions

Daggard, Grant and Vickers, Joan (2009) Regional frost: calibration of frost chamber to encompass all Australian conditions. In: ABTS 2009: Barley - The Grain for Gain , 13-16 Sep 2009, Sunshine Coast, Australia.

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Frost damage is a significant but unpredictable threat to spring wheat grown in Australia. Reducing frost risk by delaying planting reduces yield by up to 10% annually. Conventional approaches to breeding for increased resistance have yet to be successful. This project aims at using a genetic engineering approach to providing frost resistance via the introduction of novel genes to inhibit ice formation and/or ameliorate its effects on the wheat plant during flowering. Initial in vitro tests of transformed plants indicate a potential for improved frost tolerance which will be further evaluated by whole plant testing.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Poster)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2009 14:47
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2016 00:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: cold weather; frosts; wheat; risk reduction
Fields of Research : 06 Biological Sciences > 0604 Genetics > 060412 Quantitative Genetics (incl. Disease and Trait Mapping Genetics)
10 Technology > 1001 Agricultural Biotechnology > 100105 Genetically Modified Field Crops and Pasture
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070308 Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences

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