AL 04 - Molecular Physiology - (UFC, UFPel, Embrapas)

Team Leader: Joquim A. G. Silveira

Laboratory Activities with INCT PlantStress Biotech

Sequencing and integrating transcriptomes of model plants (Arabdopsis, Setaria) subjected to drought and high temperature during bioassays.

Validate the function of plant genes potentially involved in the mechanisms of drought tolerance in Arabidopsis, rice or sepia plants via overexpression or silencing strategies.

Generate PGMs from soybean, cotton and corn via strategies of overexpression or silencing of plant genes and evaluate the phenotype obtained regarding drought tolerance.

Phenotyping (greenhouse or field) maize, soybean and cotton populations resulting from crossing GM events to obtain proof of concept of drought tolerance and/or resistance to Spodoptera frugiperda, Helicoverpa armigera or Meloidogyne spp.

Generate PGMs from soybean, cotton and corn via strategies of overexpression or silencing of plant genes and evaluate the phenotype obtained regarding drought tolerance.

Organize, maintain and share an in vivo bank of the innovation assets obtained in the project shared by INCT members.