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  Functional analysis of fungal effector proteins in the barley/wheat powdery mildew plant-pathogen interactions.
  Dr L Bindschedler, Prof A Devoto
Applications accepted all year round

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Pathogens secrete small proteins called effectors or virulence factors which are important for the successful invasion of the host.
  BBSRC iCase Project: Enhancing Barley Environmental Stress Tolerance Through Targeted Mutagenesis
  Dr G Mendiondo, Dr D Cook
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019

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Global warming and the predicted impact on seasonal rainfall variation suggest that we may see both drier and wetter growing seasons in the future.
  From start to finish: roles for the N-end rule pathway of protein degradation in plant development and stress-response
  Research Group: BBSRC MIBTP
  Dr D Gibbs
Applications accepted all year round

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In order to effectively co-ordinate their growth and development, plants need to be able to respond to changes in their environment, whether it is adapting to the seasons or coping with stresses.
  BBSCR ICase project: What makes a good female? Trait characterization of female fertility traits for hybrid development in wheat
  Prof Z A Wilson, Dr J Fernandez
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019

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Successful reproduction is critical to seed set and crop yields. Self-fertilisation typically occurs in cereals, however hybrids, the products of cross-fertilisation, tend to more resilient and have up to 20% increased yield potential compared to inbred equivalents.
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