Development and testing of transgenic cereal plants for improved abiotic stress tolerance and enhanced grain yield CALS Impact Statement uri icon

abstract

  • The long-term objective of our research is to develop and test several independent transgenic plants and progenies to improve abiotic stress tolerance and enhance grain yield. We have developed and tested several transgenic plants that overexpress either a trehalose biosynthetic gene (TPSP) or a phytochrome A gene under the control of inducible promoters.