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In wheat, excessive heat has a negative influence on floral initiation and fertility, starch synthesis and translocation of assimilates to the grain. While the negative effects of heat stress in wheat are relatively well documented, little is known about the presence of genetic variability for tolerance to this stress. The main objective of this research project is to dissect the genetic basis of these important trait and the identification of QTLs (Quantitative Trait Locus) responsible for heat tolerance in durum wheat. It is expected that the post-doc will be involved and will have to carry out molecular biology assays (mainly molecular markers), field experimental activities and data analysis aiming the identification of novel QTLs.
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Agricultural sciences - Agronomics
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