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ICRISAT Modelling

Crop Modelers Dr Peter Carberry Peter Carberry is an Australian national. He received his PhD in Agriculture from the University of Sydney. Before joining ICRISAT, Peter was Chief Research Scientist and Partnership Leader (CSIRO-DFAT Africa Food Security Initiative), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia. His expertise is in crop physiology and in the … Continue reading ICRISAT Modelling

Phenotype Variability => Phenotype Value

Literature is flooded with reports on plant phenotypes which could potentially enhance plant adaptation to limited-water-supply environments. However, very few of these phenotypes are being practically used as selection criteria in crop improvement programmes. Part of the reason for this discrepancy is that 1) the phenotype doesn’t improve the crop production significantly 2) the phenotype … Continue reading Phenotype Variability => Phenotype Value

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 … Continue reading Lysimetric Facility

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 characterization of genes & gene expression related to cellular water channels (aquaporins) in our mandate crops. Aquaporins … Continue reading Molecular Physiology

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 … Continue reading Trait Dissection

University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany.

The University of Bayreuth is a public research university situated in Bayreuth, Germany. It was found in 1975 as a campus university focusing on international collaboration and interdisciplinarity. The geoscience team from Bayreuth University (Prof. Dr. Andrea Carminati and Mutez Ali Ahmed) is expertise in root and rhizosphere traits (mucilage and root hairs) related to water uptake. The team … Continue reading University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany.


Phenotyping After the given plant phenotype is reasonably understood and the potential economic value of the phenotype assessed in silico, ultimately, the tools enabling massive screening of such phenotype is inevitable to assist the breeding programs. To encounter the typical breeding population size and screen for the phenotype relevant for crop production improvement in target … Continue reading Phenotyping