Project manager: Prof. Dr. Uwe Sonnewald
Problem: The project will make a contribution to the improvement of heat and drought tolerance of barley. As there are prolonged heat periods and drought spells to be expected in Bavaria this project will support the objectives of the Bavarian climate politics. It is planned to characterize stress relevant cellular processes to make them applicable to conventional plant breeding by modern genomics. This should enable breeding of climate-adapted barley plants for Bavaria in particular without the need of extended field studies.