Discovery of favorable alleles to increase phosphorus and nitrogen use efficiency in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

Posted on 19.01.2023 | Last Modified 19.01.2023
Lead Researcher (PI): Leon Kochian
Institution: Global Institute for Food Security
Total WGRF Funding: $169,625
Co-Funders: Agriculture Development Fund, Alberta Wheat Commission, Manitoba Crop Alliance, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Start Date: 2022
Project Length: 3 Years

Using a reverse genetics approach, identify natural allelic variants in spring wheat that improve nutrient uptake and internal use efficiencies, specifically nitrogen and phosphorus use efficiency.