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Plant and crop

Plant and crop

Our internationally acclaimed plant and crop science research is focussed on crop plants of global importance such as wheat, rice, barley, and tomato, and underutilised crops such as bambara.

We have a large multi-national team of plant and crop scientists covering a wide range of research areas, from investigating molecular mechanisms in plant cells and tissues that control important developmental processes through to investigating performance of crop plants in the field.

We undertake extensive fundamental research on mechanisms controlling plant growth and development using the model plants including Arabidopsis. Research using model plants provides insights into gene networks that govern important agronomic traits such as seed germination, plant growth and morphology, plant response environmental stresses, seed filling and fruit ripening. Our research in model plants forms part of a pipeline for translation of plant characteristics into crops.

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Abiotic and biotic stress

Understanding the molecular mechanisms controlling plant responses to abiotic and biotic stresses towards agri-food security.

Abiotic and biotic stress
 

Cereal crops

Combining genetic, genomic and phenotyping approaches to identify novel genes to improve crop varieties. 

Cereal crops
 
 

Fruit and vegetable crops

Improving shelf life and nutrition of major horticultural crops such as tomato and brassica through genetic technologies. 

Fruit and vegetable crops
 

Fundamental plant research

Understanding the molecular mechanisims controlling plant growth, development and flowering using plant genetic models.

Fundamental plant research
 
 

Models to crops

Translating model plant research discoveries into new crop varieties providing innovative solutions for agriculture.

Models to crops
 

Plant-soil interactions

Understanding processes at the plant root-soil interface to improve availability and accessibility of water and nutrients to plants.

Plant-soil interactions
 
 

Advanced imaging technologies

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Epigenetics

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Micronutrients

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Plant integrative biology

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School of Biosciences

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Nr Loughborough
LE12 5RD, UK

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