Thesis / Dissertation

The effect of sub-optimal temperature on the cellular metabolism of wheat and Arabidopsis thaliana

Bo Eng Cheong, Ute Roessner (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Low or suboptimal temperature stress is one of the primary abiotic conditions limiting the growth and productivity of economic crops in many regions of the world. Wheat is one of the major crops in Australia, it is grown during winter to avoid hot summers and they flower in early spring. The sensitive flowering stage of wheat is therefore frequently exposed to spring frost. In Australia, the frequency of spring frosts during the flowering stage has increased significantly since 1960, and the reoccurrence of frost events led to an estimated $360 million of losses in the Australian wheat industry per annum. It is therefore important for breeders to minimize the loss via the development of ..

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