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Dr Jyotirmaya Mathan
The main objective of this project is to enhance the crop yield by targeting photosynthesis in diverse natural populations of three major European crop plants: Barley, maize and tomato. We will also explore the natural variation in RuBP carboxylation and regeneration limitation in these populations. Furthermore, with the changing climate effecting crop growth, we want to explore the natural variation in limitations to photosynthesis under fluctuating light. From this work key quantitative trait loci (QTL) and quantitative trait nucleotides (QTN) will be identified for high photosynthesis and yield for use in future work.
PhD project: Understanding the genetic basis of sucrose transport and functional characterization of the rice sucrose transporters