Barley and Maize with Improved Fungal Resistance (University of Zurich)

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Project Status

The permit for the field trial requested by the UZH was granted by the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) in June 2019 for barley and in March 2020 for maize. The first field season began in 2020.

Planned period of release

2020-2023, March to July of each year for barley and April to October of each year for maize

Publication (open access):

Bräunlich S.; Koller T.; Glauser G.; Krattinger S.G.; Keller B. Expression of the wheat disease resistance gene Lr34 in transgenic barley leads to accumulation of abscisic acid at the leaf tip. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 2021166, 950-957.

Contact University of Zurich

Prof. Beat Keller
Project Head University of Zurich
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
Zollikerstrasse 107
8008 Zurich
Tel.: 044 634 82 11

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