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The Hidden Effect of Temperature

Much of the current research on climate change focuses on the effect of high temperature on the reproductive biology (e.g. seed setting, pollen viability). Considerably less research is conducted targeting the effects of higher temperature on increasing the evaporative demand around the crop canopy. High evaporative demand depletes the plant’s water reserve faster and the … Continue reading The Hidden Effect of Temperature

Sense and Sensibility

The word of the moment in modern breeding programmes is “high-throughput phenotyping”. We need to measure well, measure with precision, and measure fast, and measure in bulk. But measure what? The LeasyScan platform has been developed to answer essential research questions concerning plant adaptation to drought and turn answers into breeding solutions. LeasyScan is here … Continue reading Sense and Sensibility


LeasyScan Phenotyping Platform The past twenty years has seen a revolution in the genomics tools, driven by technology and leading to an increase in knowledge of genetics of more and more crops. There is now a consensus that phenotyping has become the main bottleneck to make use of the huge genomics information. Technologies have recently … Continue reading LeasyScan

Lysimetric Facility

   Why is it important? Lysimetric approach- the innovation How it works Importance to crop improvement Uniqueness of the facility and    relevance to other locations Re-constructing the drought puzzle The two different angles this research led to Further Why is it important? Phenotyping, or measuring key traits of crops such as drought-tolerance, is crucial in … Continue reading Lysimetric Facility

Protocols and Data Analysis

Protocols and Data Analysis Here the idea for each of the item is to give a concise and precise description of the method and the different steps used. It may involve an hyperlinking to a paper where the protocol is used and described well. It will also simply describe the equipment that are needed (may … Continue reading Protocols and Data Analysis

Training Opportunities

Join the GO GREEN dynamism for smarter growth to bring out the inherent talent skills set in you and become an icon among the best and not leaving the rest behind, ensure others to join the best sooner or later. What we provide Get exposed to a focused research in connection to broader goals, amazing facilities, mentoring, … Continue reading Training Opportunities

QTL & Genetics

QTL & Genetics An important aspect in assisting the breeding programs involves generating the knowledge on genetic determination of traits of potential economic value. Once the information on relevant physiological mechanisms is transformed into the network of underlying genomic regions – quantitative trait loci (QTL) – and interactions of these QTLs are understood, such knowledge … Continue reading QTL & Genetics

Molecular Physiology

Molecular Physiology Basic research using the tools of molecular biology enables us to investigate the physiological traits of interest up to the level of gene variability and expression in selected germplasm. Since far, we mainly focus on characterisation of genes & gene expression related to cellular water channels (aquaporins) in our mandate crops. Aquaporins in … Continue reading Molecular Physiology

Simulation Modelling

Simulation Modelling Once reasonable depth of understanding the physiological traits is attained, ultimately, the tool for value/risk assessment of such new technology within target agro-eco-systems is necessary. Reproducing the physiological traits in silico using modelling tools enables probabilistic foresight on mechanistic of physiological traits within the framework of target agricultural production systems and so allows … Continue reading Simulation Modelling

Trait Dissection

Trait Dissection Within team activities, dissection of physiological traits lay the baseline on which all other activities are built. We focus on understanding the range of plant adaptive mechanisms underlying the crop water usage which can potentially contribute to plant production advantage in various drought stress environments. Regulated dry down Transpiration response to VPD Plant … Continue reading Trait Dissection