LettuceKnow Project (Line 2.2: Resilience to abiotic stresses)

Project: PhD

Project Details


This project aims to identify and exploit natural variation in the LK500 population to improve lettuce resilience to abiotic stress conditions specifically fluctuating light and tipburn-inducing growth conditions while reducing the tradeoff towards plant growth. Through this investigation, we wish to unravel the genetic architecture of these traits using a combination of genomics and phenomics approaches using the latest phenotyping/genotyping platforms available. The newly uncovered genetic leads of the studied traits can then be used for further breeding programs to ultimately improve lettuce growth while also giving further insights into the workings of the studied stresses.
Effective start/end date1/09/21 → …


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