Drought stress response in strawberry - Fragaria sp: a molecular, biochemical and physiological characterization

01 October 2009 → 30 September 2011
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
abiotic stress water deficit Fragaria
Project description

Drought tolerance in strawberry is studied by a candidate gene approach based on observed physiological and biochemical adaptations of the plant. Their potential role in drought tolerance is established 1) at the gene level and/or 2) at the level of gene regulation. The identification of candidate genes for drought tolerance in strawberry should ultimately lead to gainful applications in crop improvement and in cultivar selection for arid regions.