Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP170103975 [ 2017 - 2023 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Prof Peter Langridge; Prof Robbie Waugh

Brief description The project aims to understand genetic and environmental factors that limit how fast genomic combinations can be generated by modifying the recombination rates between chromosomes. Plant breeding is based around genetic diversity, but modern breeding programs have captured only a small proportion of the variation available in wild relatives and land races. Knowledge of diversity in this wild germplasm pool is increasing and the challenge is to quickly and efficiently introduce this variation into elite lines. This project’s findings are expected to transform wheat and barley breeding methods by unlocking the genetic diversity to produce new varieties. This will enhance and protect a critical and valuable rural industry.

Funding Amount $571,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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