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

Ph: +1-785-532-6914
Ph: +1-785-706-3263
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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, Yin X, Struik PC, Solis C, Xie F, Schmidt RC, Huang M, Zou Y, Ye C, Jagadish SVK. High day-time and night-time temperature affect grain growth dynamics in contrasting rice genotypes. Journal of Experimental Botany, doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erx344
  • Šebela D, Quinones C, Cruz CV, Ona I, Olejníčková J, Jagadish SVK. . Chlorophyll fluorescence and reflectance-based non-invasive quantification of blast, bacterial blight and drought stresses in rice. Plant and Cell Physiology, doi.org/10.1093/pcp/pcx144
  • Djanaguiraman M, Perumal R, Jagadish SVK, Ciampitti IA, Welti R, Prasad PVV. Relative sensitivity of sorghum pollen and pistil under high temperature stress. Plant Cell and Environment, DOI: 10.1111/pce.13089
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