Objectives of the Project



Long-term Objectives



1.  Prospecting novel genes, promoters and alleles for economically important traits using  indigenous bioresources with emphasis on less studied species


2.    Functional validation of the new genes in model systems and different genetic backgrounds


3.    Transfer of the validated genes and alleles to recipient species cutting across biological barriers.


4.  Development of highly competent groups of scientists drawn from various disciplines and institutions of international standard for undertaking research in genomics and its application for improvement of agricultural species




 Immediate Objectives (Three years under NAIP)




Generation of genomic resource base to facilitate gene prospecting and allele mining


Prospecting for new genes and alleles for abiotic stress tolerance (moisture stress, salinity and sodicity, soil acidity, adverse temperature and submergence/anoxia)


Functional validation of the identified genes in model plant systems


4.  Use of the identified genes/allele in genetic enhancement of target species