[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0771156]
Researchers Prof AH Millar
Brief description Innovative agricultural solutions in Australia's harsh climate will be built on manipulating the expression of groups of genes and understanding how the proteins they encode operate to influence whole plant phenotypes under stress to provide more robust plants and improved plant products. Mitochondria are central components in plant metabolism. Stabilizing their function during stress has the potential to modify germination characteristics, early seedling vigour, and stress tolerance. Studying plant mitochondria supports the generation of intellectual property to be applied within Australia's plant-based industries and at the same time provide a rich intellectual environment for the training of students and researchers.
Funding Amount $770,305
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects