Friday, March 11, 2016

Measuring crop plants

What happens inside plants as they respond to environmental stimuli? How does the outward appearance, the phenotype, change in response to temperature and water availability? How does the local environment affect the growth of plants and which characteristics must breeders take into account in future varieties to increase yield and decrease water and nutrient requirements? The measuring of crop plants and their response to a changing environment is at the heart of a new large-scale project.

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