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Plant and crop

Plant and crop

Dynamic multi-national research groups unravelling plant science from the cell to whole plant level 

Our internationally acclaimed plant and crop sciences research covers a wide range of areas. We have strong emphasis on unpicking the complex molecular and biochemical mechanisms that govern important agronomic traits such as plant growth and morphology, plant response environmental stresses, seed filling and fruit ripening. Our research in model plants forms part of a pipeline to transfer novel plant traits into crops. Our crop science research focusses on staple cereal crops, such as wheat and rice, vegetable crops such as brassicas and tomato, and underutilised crops such as bambara.

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Fundamental plant research

Contributing detailed understanding of plant growth, development and reproduction.

Fundamental plant research

 

Abiotic and biotic stress

Understanding the mechanisms controlling plant responses to abiotic and biotic stresses. 

Abiotic and biotic stress

 
 

Fruit and vegetable crops

Improving shelf life and nutrition of horticultural crops such as tomato and brassicas. 

Fruit and vegetable crops

 

Cereal crops

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

Cereal crops

 
 

Models to crops

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

Models to crops

 

Plant-soil interactions

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

Plant-soil interactions

 
 

Advanced imaging

State of the art imaging technologies including X-ray Computed and Laser Ablation Tomography.

Advanced imaging

 

Environmental physiology

Understanding how plants respond to their environment from cell to ecosystem scale.

Environmental physiology

 
 

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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