Project: Engineering stress tolerance in Maize (ESTIM).
- project duration
- 01-JAN-00 – 31-DEC-99
- Since maize originates from tropical regions it is, in particular, sensitive to low-temperature stress, explaining why stress tolerance became a major selection criterion in current maize breeding programmes. The working hypothesis of this project isthat transgenic plants with an improved scavenging system for free radicals in the chloroplasts will be significantly better protected against low-temperature stress.