The proposed work investigates the molecular mechanisms controlling the production and accumulation of nutrients that underpin the value of crop plants. Crop plants are both a direct and indirect source of nutrition for humans when they are consumed directly or are fed to agricultural animals. Enhancement of the nutritional content of crops is an important goal that has implications for improving human nutrition, increasing agricultural efficiency, mitigating the environmental impact of agriculture, and enhancing biofuels production from crops.
|Effective start/end date||10/1/10 → 9/30/15|
- National Institute of Food and Agriculture (National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA))