Novel QTLs Identified

Researchers in the Salt Group at the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics have identified a number of novel quantitative trait loci for salinity tolerance in wheat and barley using the non-destructive imaging technologies available at The Plant Accelerator of the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility. The traits identified relate to how the growth rate of the plant responds to salinity stress, which in the past has been difficult to quantify before the advance in imaging technologies. Dr Stuart Roy, ACPFG, Adelaide, SA