Molecular analysis of root traits in relation to salinity tolerance in C4 crop species
Salinity tolerance has evolved independently as well as multiple times over millions of years in various grass lineages species. Grass species can be divided into C3 or C4 classes, depending on their mode of photosynthesis. Crop species such as rice and barley follow the C3 photosynthetic pathway while millets are C4 species. This DST-SERB POWER project will map root traits using ionomic, molecular and cell biological tools in saline tolerant and sensitive C4 vs C3 species under salinity.
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) established in 1988 is a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M S Swaminathan, agriculture scientist with proceeds from the First World Food Prize that he received in 1987.