[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0985873]
Researchers Prof AH Millar; Dr NL Taylor; Dr N O'Toole; Prof P Gardestrom
Brief description Innovative agricultural solutions in Australia can be gained by changing the abundance of proteins and metabolites to influence plant performance and provide more robust plants and plant products. The aging and dying of leaves (leaf senescence) is a key factor in our understanding of plant development and the recovery of nutrients from dying tissues. Leaf senescence is also important for pre-harvest impacts on seed and grain quality as leaves represent the major nitrogen store remobilised to feed these plant products. This work will support the generation of intellectual property to be applied within Australia's plant-based industries and at the same time provides a strong environment for the training of students and researchers.
Funding Amount $327,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects