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Kansas State University
Department of Agronomy
2014 Throckmorton PSC
Manhattan, KS 66506

Ph: +1-785-532-6914
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Crop Ecophysiology Lab

CELab - Research Philosophy

Our GOAL is to help develop next generation crop varieties with greater resilience to harsh environmental conditions. We aim to:

  • Explore physiological mechanisms and identify promising traits that can help enhance abiotic stress resilience in field crops.
  • Employ classical physiological methods and high throughput phenotyping approaches to capture wide genetic diversity (including landraces and wild accessions) for the traits of interest.
  • Integrate phenome to genome, to identify effective and stable genomic regions that can induce a quantum leap in abiotic stress resilience.
  • Develop outputs that can make quantifiable impact on the growers field, through close collaboration and regular feedback from the breeders and commodity commissioners.

Recent Publications

  • Shi W, Scmidt RC, Struik PC, Yin X, Jagadish SVK*. 2018. Pollen germination and in vivo fertilization in response to high temperature during flowering in hybrid and inbred rice. Plant Cell and Environment, doi10.1111/pce.13146
  • Tack J*, Lingenfelser J, Jagadish SVK*. 2017. Disaggregating sorghum yield reductions under warming scenarios exposes narrow genetic diversity in US breeding programs. PNAS, doi:10.1073/pnas.1706383114
  • Sun A, Impa SM, Sunoj VSJ, Singh K, Gill KS, Prasad PVV, Jagadish SVK*. 2017. Heat stress during flowering affects time of day of flowering, seed-set and grain quality in spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Crop Science, doi:10.2135/cropsci2017.04.0221
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