Impact of phosphate availability and nutritional status on the wheat transcriptome
Grün, Astrid (2015) Impact of phosphate availability and nutritional status on the wheat transcriptome. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
Economic, political and environmental factors have prioritized the need for research on phosphate (Pi) acquisition efficiency (PAE), Pi use efficiency (PUE) and Pi fertilizer uptake efficiency in crops. However, the coordination of molecular responses to Pi starvation and the mechanisms of Pi starvation tolerance have been investigated predominantly in model plants but remain elusive in grain crops, especially in wheat. This project investigates transcriptional profiles in wheat, particularly in the roots, as a response to nutrient availability focusing on phosphate (Pi). Furthermore, appropriate screening approaches and the difficulties in crop improvement, particularly for wheat, are discussed.
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