Crop yield stability is greatly dependent on the response of key developmental programs including flowering time, root development and pod shattering to stress conditions.
SYBRACLIM aims at understanding the mechanisms of adaptability to suboptimal environmental conditions of oilseed rape (B. napus) by uncovering the genetic, physiological and molecular bases of the regulation of these developmental traits in relation to environmental factors such as temperature or drought and their impact on crop yield.
The objectives of SYBRACLIM are:
SYBRACLIM has represented a successful multidisciplinary and innovative approach to characterise the phenotypic changes related to key developmental and growth processes in response to two highly influential environmental stresses (increased temperature and drought). We have specifically analysed the effects of heat and drought stress on productivity (oil and protein yield and content) in oilseed rape, Europe’s primary oilseed crop, and develop effective controlled-environment screening techniques to identify plant lines with improved tolerance to important stress factors.
SYBRACLIM has performed detailed analysis to identify key developmental and physiological parameters of cultivars associated with stress tolerance or resistance in oilseed rape. SYBRACLIM has brought together complementary research groups with comprehensive understanding of various stress-relevant plant physiological processes with groups applying population genomics, plant breeding and crop simulation modelling for performance evaluation in major crops, to deliver the main outcomes described below:
*At the time of the proposal. Please consider this data as an accurate estimate; it may vary during the project’s lifespan.
Total costs include in kind contribution by grant holders and can therefore be higher than the total requested funding.