Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP150103211 [ 2015 - 2017 ]

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Researchers Asst Prof Michael Considine; Prof Christine Foyer; Prof Timothy Colmer; Dr Daniel Gibbs; Dr Pieter Verboven; Prof John Considine

Brief description Dormancy is an important economic and ecological trait of many trees and crop plants, including most commercially valuable fruit species. This project will define oxygen and radicals of oxygen as central cues of grapevine bud development and dormancy. It will identify and model the developmental processes that occur during dormancy onset, maintenance and release (bud burst). It will identify the molecular and biochemical regulators of oxygen signals in bud dormancy. The knowledge generated will provide a platform to test impacts of climate change on fruit and tree species, leading to their better management, in agricultural and ecological systems.

Funding Amount 384900

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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