[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP130100600]
Researchers Prof Geoffrey Fincher; A/Prof Rachel Burton; A/Prof Jason Eglinton; Prof James Whelan; Dr Doug Stewart; Dr Birgitte Skadhauge;
Brief description Our industry partners wish to define genetic factors that greatly enhance malting and brewing performance with reduced water and energy inputs, and to generate molecular markers for tracking these factors through barley breeding programs. Our approach will be to use new molecular genetics, functional genomics, biochemical and imaging technologies to compare germination in selected high performance lines with parental and other lines. At the same time, and to underpin future malting and brewing requirements, several major unanswered questions related to germination physiology will be addressed, including sequential gene expression and biochemical events in the aleurone layer, the scutellar epithelium, and in specific regions of the embryo.
Funding Amount 675000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects