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

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Progression of the Project

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. The maize trial ended in 2022, the barley trial in 2023. The monitoring of the former trial areas is still in progress.


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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