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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 2015

BARRIERS TO WATER LOSS : THE MOLECULAR & BIOCHEMICAL BASES OF POTATO SUBERIN SYNTHESIS & CUTICLE SYNTHESIS IN MODEL XEROOHYTE/CAM-SPECIES OPUNTIA FICUS-INDICA

BARRIERS TO WATER LOSS

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Research, Education & Economics Information System (REEIS)

Titre : BARRIERS TO WATER LOSS : THE MOLECULAR & BIOCHEMICAL BASES OF POTATO SUBERIN SYNTHESIS & CUTICLE SYNTHESIS IN MODEL XEROOHYTE/CAM-SPECIES OPUNTIA FICUS-INDICA

Identification : NEV00385

Pays : Etats Unis

Durée : Jul 1, 2015 à Jun 30, 2018

Mots clés : climate change ; drought ; food safety ; potato ; nevada crop ; prickly pear cactus ; bioenergy ; suberin ; cuticle ; abiotic stress ; arid land agriculture

Partenaire : UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA RENO,NV 89557

Objectifs
The goal of this research is to obtain a fundamental understanding of the molecular and biochemical bases of the biosynthesis of suberin and cuticle as a protective barrier. More specifically, this research aims to dissect the molecular and biochemical bases of physiological disorders that dramatically impact the quality, storability, and marketability of a top-five Nevada commodity crop, potato tubers. The third goal of the project is to begin to understand cuticle biosynthesis and function in a model xerophyte and CAM species that is a promising specialty crop for arid climates like that in Nevada. The development of resources for the fundamental science and plant breeding communities is an important component of the proposed research.

Descriptif
The methods to be employed in this project include : transcriptomics, molecular biology, analytical chemistry techniques, histochemistry and microscopy, functional characterization of genes, bioinformatics, and assays of plant physiological status among others.

Présentation : USDA

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