Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorWang, Leiting
dc.contributor.authorSnare, Melissa
dc.contributor.authorMcMaster-Schuyler, Lynda
dc.contributor.authorZeng, Peiyu
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-31T16:53:54Z
dc.date.available2018-05-31T16:53:54Z
dc.date.issued2018-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1951/70278
dc.description.abstractSwitchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) is a warm-grass native to North America’s prairies. It is a common forage grass and high potential biofuel crop. To produce the maximum number of biofuels, the switchgrass plants must have favorable conditions including water and heat; otherwise; the plants yield will be low and an economic loss in agriculture. We are attempting to overexpress the FNR-FLD gene using Agrobacterium-mediated transformation to improve the survival abilities of switchgrass. Previous studies have shown that overexpressing the FNR-FLD gene in creeping bentgrass plants gave the plants an advantage during unfavorable conditions. This gene product decreases susceptibility to drought and salt, allowing the plants to flourish and have maximum yields of various products that are useful in the industry. Transgenic switchgrass has been obtained and is continually undergoing molecular and physiological analysis, and progeny test.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleGenetic transformation of Switchgrass plants with FNR-FLD flavodoxin genes for drought resistance and salt toleranceen_US
dc.typeLearning Objecten_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record