Improvement of common wheat tolerance to drought, frost, Blumeria graminis and Fusarium head blight using genomics and proteomics approaches

02/2017 - 12/2021
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Whole genome sequencing of common wheat has led to gaining several novel data and molecular tools which can be utilized for selection and evaluation of wheat genotypes with specific combinations of development-related genes as well as those genotypes revealing enhanced tolerance to abiotic (drought, frost) and biotic (Fusarium head blight, Phytophthora infestans) stress factors. The project is focused on testing and potential utilization of selected resistance markers, methods and plant material in breeding, seed service and testing in agriculture. The obtained results will be provided to breeders, farmers and scientific communities in order to contribute to the improvement of wheat health and adaptation to changing climate.