Epigenetic changes in Plant Acclimation.
Prof T Lawson, Dr R Zabet
25 January 2019
Scientific background. Plants, including all our crop plants, live in a dynamic environment with external conditions varying over the day and season and these signals influence how a plant grows and how productive it is.
Predicting Tuber Dry Matter concentration in potato
Dr D Firman, Dr M Stalham, Prof H Griffiths
1 March 2019
Project Outline. The dry matter concentration of potato tubers is an important quality attribute, particularly for the production of crisps and french fries but also for fresh produce.
Why does C4 photosynthesis rarely evolve in trees?
Dr M Lundgren
27 January 2019
C4 photosynthesis is an ultra-efficient mode plant physiology that is used by our most productive food and bioenergy crops, including maize, sugarcane, and miscanthus.
The control of wheat grain protein content
Dr P Borrill
6 January 2019
Production of staple crops such as wheat must increase by 50 % to meet the food requirements of the global population which is projected to exceed 9 billion people by 2050.