Using cutting edge genomic tools to dissect the molecular control of hybrid vigour in cereals [ 2009 - 2012 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Prof RJ Henry; Mr EJ Corsan

Brief description Hybrid cereals grow in a wide range of environments, require less water and produce more grain from less land. This project will generate an enhanced capacity to rapidly develop new hybrid cereal varieties. The Australian community will benefit by having enhanced food security using less water and less land. The Australian community will also benefit because land and water will be released to the environment, or to support other industries and their communities, or to grow other crops. The wide environmental adaptation of these hybrid cereals will allow the Australian community to respond flexibly to adverse climatic changes.

Funding Amount $300,000

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