Prof X Lambin, Prof J Travis, Dr E Raffo, Dr I Rodríguez-Jorquera
28 February 2019
A large number of highly damaging invasive non-native species (INNS) have become established worldwide and the problem is particularly acute in southern South America where many INNS are now so widespread that eradication is not an option.
A cluster of three PIPs on chromosome 7 of rice are all candidate genes for a drought avoidance locus. These genes are highly expressed in roots and thought to have a major role in root hydraulic conductance.
We have demonstrated repeatable and substantial differences in the colonisation of rice cultivars by the model arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungus Rizophagus irregularis and mapped quantitative trait loci for the variation.
The pollination services provided by bees and other insects are vital to persistence of Scotland’s semi-natural habitats, and they sustain important rural industries including production of crops, soft fruits and honey.