Indo-German Science and Technologie Centre (IGSTC)
Further information about this program can be found under http://www.internationales-buero.de/en/3312.php
In the frame of this BMBF funded program, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Stress Genomics group (Project coordinator: Dr. N. Sreenivasulu) and Plant Reproductive Biology group (Co-PI: Dr. J. Kumlehn) cooperates with Saaten-Union Biotec GmbH, D - 33818 Leopoldshöhe, Germany (Dr. J. Weyen), and Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd, Secunderabad, India (Dr. P. Sateesh Kumar), International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi, India (Dr. M.K. Reddy and Prof. Sudhir. K. Sopory) since December 2010.
The project aims at improved tolerance to drought alone or combination of drought and heat stresses by manipulating ABA signaling events to improve photosynthesis and seed set under drought/heat stress and simultaneously to tackle secondary effects such as stress-mediated cell death by creating efficient scavenging system of ROIs (Reactive Oxygen Intermediates) under combination of heat and drought stress through gene pyramiding approach. To reach this goal genetic engineering based gene pyramiding approach has been selected within the potential frame work of ‘Biotechnology’ of this call.