Project Summary

RNA expression profiling
  • RNA expression profiling
  • Developing earshoots
  • Leaf and seed tissues during grain-fill
Genetic mapping of phenotypes associated with NUE
  • Agronomic traits (biomass, N accumulation and partitioning)
  • Metabolites (nitrate, amino acids)
  • Gene expression (eQTL)/enzyme activities (aQTL)
Candidate gene validation
  • Coincidence among QTL and differentially expressed genes.
  • Functional testing of genes
Developing Country Collaboration with the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA)