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Crop Ecophysiology Lab (CELab)

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Kansas State University
Department of Agronomy
2014 Throckmorton PSC
1712 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506

Ph: +1-785-532-6914
Ph: +1-785-706-3263
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Crop Ecophysiology Lab (CELab)

Research Philosophy

The goal of the Crop Ecophysiology Lab (CELab) 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

  • Kadam NN, Struik PC, Rebolledo MC, Yin X, Jagadish SVK*. 2018. Genome-wide association reveals novel genomic loci controlling rice grain yield and its component traits under water-deficit stress during the reproductive stage. Journal of Experimental Botany. doi:10.1093/jxb/ery186
  • Lawas LMF, Zuther E, Jagadish SVK, Hincha DK. 2018. Molecular mechanisms of combined heat and drought stress resilience in cereals. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. doi.org/10.1016/j.pbi.2018.04.002
  • Bergkamp B, Impa SM, Asebedo AR, Fritz AK, Jagadish SVK. 2018. Prominent winter wheat varieties response to post-flowering heat stress under controlled chambers and field-based heat tents. Field Crops Research. 222, 143-152
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