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Reference Number JE514273
Title (A) Environmental regulation of plant growth and development
Status Completed
Energy Categories RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Bio-Energy, Production of other biomass-derived fuels (incl. Production from wastes)) 20%;
NOT ENERGY RELATED 80%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor J (John ) Hall
No email address given
School of Biological Sciences
University of Southampton
Award Type Standard
Funding Source BBSRC
Start Date 31 July 2001
End Date 31 January 2002
Duration 6 months
Total Grant Value £42,572
Industrial Sectors Power
Region South East
Programme BBSRC Energy Grants
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor J (John ) Hall , School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton (99.995%)
  Other Investigator Professor G (Gail ) Taylor , School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton (0.001%)
Dr M (Mark ) Barber , School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton (0.001%)
Dr M (Mark ) Dixon , School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton (0.001%)
Dr M (Matthew ) Terry , School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton (0.001%)
Dr L (Lorraine ) Williams , School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton (0.001%)
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Abstract Research in plant science at Southampton is concerned with the interaction of plants with their environment and their responses to various stress conditions. Interests include the responses of plants to attack by fungal pathogens, the acquisition of and tolerance to essential heavy metals, the responses of plants to global environmental change including elevated CO2 or ozone levels, the role of light in plant growth and development, and the potential of trees as renewable energy sources. Thisresearch involves the widespread use of Arabidopsis and tomato as model plants, the increased use of transgenic and mutant plants to investigate physiological function, and the requirement for stricter environmental control to investigate changes such as CO2 enrichment. Current growth facilities in the School of Biological Sciences are over 10 years old and are inadequate for current demand. Thus there is an urgent need for expansion and improvement to support the high level of current researchactivity funded by the BBSRC, NERC and other agencies. Thus the bid includes specialised Arabidopsis growth chambers, enhancement of glasshouse facilities and modifications to growth rooms to include CO2 control.
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