ARC Future Fellowships - Grant ID: FT130100709 [ 2013-07-01 - 2017-12-31 ]

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Researchers: Dr Matthew Gilliham (Future Fellowship )

Brief description Dissecting chloride transport in plants to secure an untapped source for improving plant productivity. Chloride and nitrate are central to physiological processes that determine crop yield and food production, but their uptake and transport within the plant body are antagonistic. This project will gain a fundamental understanding of the mechanisms underlying this antagonism. This will provide new tools for improving salinity tolerance and the efficiency of fertiliser use, which can be used for the development of new crop varieties. Improving these traits will be essential if we are to successfully address the threats to Australian and global food security posed by salinity, and the rising economic and environmental costs of inefficient fertiliser use.

Funding Amount $735,032

Funding Scheme ARC Future Fellowships

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