Location: Plant Genetics Research
Project Number: 3622-21000-034-00
Start Date: Oct 01, 2010
End Date: Mar 25, 2013
Identify and verify selected genes. Make teosinte NIL and use to characterize phenotypic effect of teosinte alleles of selected genes. Identify genes central to drought-tolerance in plants for maize improvement. Use transgenic maize line to test candidate genes for drought tolerance. Identify transcription factors exhibiting specific transcription responses to drought treatments. Analysis the role of MYB transcription factors in controlling agronomic trait expression.