Discovery Early Career Researcher Award - Grant ID: DE140100575 [ 2014-01-01 - 2019-02-17 ]

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Researchers: Dr Megan Shelden (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award)

Brief description Getting to the root of salt-tolerance in the model cereal crop, barley. The root system is the first part of the plant to sense high concentrations of sodium and chloride ions in saline soils. The ability of roots to maintain growth in response to salinity is an important adaptation, increasing root soil exploration for nutrient and water uptake. The aim of this project is to identify the molecular mechanisms that control and regulate root growth in response to salinity using barley as a cereal model. The knowledge gained in barley will provide important information for increasing salinity tolerance in other Australian cereal crops, most notably wheat.

Funding Amount $394,575

Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

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