Location: Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research
Project Number: 8062-21000-036-04
Start Date: Jan 15, 2010
End Date: Jan 14, 2014
1) Fine scale mapping of a novel and major rice Al tolerance QTL we have recently identified, with the goal of cloning the tolerance gene responsible for this QTL. 2) Whole genome association mapping of rice Al tolerance will be conducted via phenotyping our rice association panel for Al tolerance and genotyping the panel with the 44k rice SNP chip developed in the McCouch lab. 3) Investigate the role of cell wall proteins in rice Al tolerance via studying the effect of Al on rice cell wall properties (extensibility) using rice root cell wall preparations reconstituted with isolated rice wall proteins.