Exploitation of related species for developing superior adapted wheat varieties

Lead Research Organisation: University of Nottingham
Department Name: Sch of Biosciences

Abstract

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Publications

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Description One of the key elements of this work was to transfer expertise to members of the University of Pelotas in Brazil and to transfer wheat/wild relative introgressions into Brazilian genoptypes. During the course of the programme three members of the university, i.e. one postdoc and two postgraduates, were successfully trained. In addition to this, a range of introgressions from Aegilops speltoides and Triticum timopheevii were transferred to Brazilian wheat varieties. The introgressions transferred to Brazilian varieties will be analysed in the field at Pelotas and potentially also by a commercial breeding company. A publication is presently in preparation.
Exploitation Route Future analysis of the introgression lines is aimed at the development of new superior Brazilian wheat varieties that are adapted to the Brazilian environmental conditions.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink

 
Description Prospective degree students summer school 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Approximately 16 six form students attended for a 2 day visit to the Nottingham University to gain experience in plant sciences research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015,2016
 
Description Radio interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact One hour question and answer interview with Salaam Radio.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Radio interview (BBC World Service) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview given to BBC World Service
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Tv interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with East Midlands today discussing the changing environment and the future use of the wheat/wild relative introgressions being developed at The University of Nottingham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017