Enhancement of freezing tolerance in winter cereals

Posted on 05.03.2020 | Last Modified 05.03.2020
Lead Researcher (PI): Larry Gusta
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Total WGRF Funding: $117,831
Co-Funders: None
Start Date: 1990
Project Length: 3 Years

Determine how plant growth regulators and abscisic acid (ABA) regulates the expression of freezing tolerance. Determine the most effective ABA analogs, either alone or in combination with an anti-GA PGR for enhancing the winter survival of winter crops. Determine marker proteins associated with cold hardiness. Determine cold hardiness genes and their regulatory elements.