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Determination of the extent to which anatomical stomatal characters determine leaf transpiration, temperature and CO2 assimilation in wheat.
Exponential population growth, changing climates and shifting diets are three of the major factors that are influencing the growing demand to improve crop yield without burdening land and water resources or overloading the environment with an excess of herbicides or nitrogen-rich manure. Wheat is grown on more land area than any other commercial crop. Here we are using MAGIC (multiparent advance generation inter-cross) populations to include ~80% of the UK winter wheat genetic diversity generating a wide phenotypic variation.
- Effects of growth CO2 on stomatal development and response.
- Determine differences in stomatal conductance response and magnitude of epidermal patterning like factor mutants, for characterisation of temperature tolerance