Agricultural Sciences

Title :

Identification and characterization of male meiocyte-specific promoters to facilitate germline-specific engineering in sorghum

Area of research :

Agricultural Sciences

Focus area :

Genome engineering

Principal Investigator :

Dr Rita Sharma, Associate Professor, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani

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Associated Programme / Scheme :

Core Research Grant (CRG)


Executive Summary :

The study plan to collate in-house generated data with the publicly available data for sorghum to identify anther-specific genes. The specificity of these genes would be validated in different tissue types using qPCR. The regulatory regions of male meiocyte-specific genes in particular, would be validated for cell-type specificity using transgenic approaches in sorghum.


Dr Manoj K Sharma, Assistant Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi

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