Ecological Function of a Water-sensing Molecular Fossil
Institute of Life and Earth Sciences
Dr P C Morris, Dr J Thompson, Dr R Alexander
18 January 2019
Abiotic stress tolerance in plants is a critical attribute and a key objective for plant breeders. The world is experiencing unprecedented increases in average global temperatures and extreme weather events leading to intermittent periods of drought and waterlogging (water stress).
Powdery mildew resistance in strawberry fruit (Ref: CTP_FCR_2019_7)
Dr H Cockerton, Dr B Li, Prof J M Dunwell
28 February 2019
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC ) have awarded a Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP) grant to a consortium led by Berry Gardens Growers Ltd and NIAB EMR.
Development of CRISPR-Cas and LAMP diagnostics to inform plant disease management
Dr J Tovar, Dr L Bindschedler
15 February 2019
Fungal infections are a major threat to food security worldwide. In the UK alone, Septoria wheat leaf blotch – a fungal disease caused by Zymoseptoria tritici – and oilseed rape phoma leafspot and stem canker, diseases caused by the fungi Leptosphaeria maculans and L.