Abstract Detail

Plant Resilience to Climate Challenges

Wasteneys, Geoffrey O [1].

Plant Resilience to Climate Challenges.

Seven billion humans on planet Earth in combination with the changing climate have made agriculture and forestry more challenging than ever before. Identifying and understanding the mechanisms by which plants respond and adapt to abiotic stress is the critical first step towards promoting plant resilience. This symposium will highlight the diverse strategies being employed to understand how plants and algae cope with osmotic stress, salt stress and drought. We have confirmed the participation of speakers including Sean Cutler (UC Riverside), Olivier Loudet (INRA, Versailles France), Sona Pandey (Danforth Center, St Louis), Abel Rosado (UBC, Vanvouver), Jeff Waller (Mt Allison) and Danielle Way (U Western Ontario). The talks will cover a diverse range of research strategies including phenomics, QTL mapping, chemical genomics, proteomics, biochemistry and cell biology, and model systems ranging from trees to marine algae.

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salt stress
drought stress
osmotic stress
stress response QTL
ABA receptors
natural variation.

Presentation Type: Symposium Presentation
Number: SUM
Abstract ID:23
Candidate for Awards:None

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