Project Objectives

Project Objectives
  1. Assembling a collection of local geo-referenced barley landraces, along with crucial bioclimatic Mediterranean zones
  2. Identifying genetic signatures of barley adaptation at the whole genome level
  3. Characterizing the barley response to heat waves at the reproductive stage
  4. Improving model-aided design for creating barley ideotypes along with the implementation of pre-breeding programs for tolerant & resilient barley varieties
  5. Transferring the established genetic materials, knowledge & technologies to the stakeholders in order to minimize the effects of climate change in current and future Mediterranean environments