Genetic variation and physiological response of rice to cold and heat stress at flowering stage in aerobic production – PhD Top up Scholarship

The University of Queensland

  • Project code: PRO-017420

  • Project stage: Current

  • Project start date: Sunday, October 1, 2023

  • Project completion date: Tuesday, December 30, 2025

  • National Priority: RIC-Strengthened industry capacity


This project includes glasshouse and field experiments conducted at The University of Queensland, Gatton campus. The experiments are designed to identify rice genotypes that are well-adapted with aerobic production and extreme temperature events (cold and heat tolerance). The genetic resource for this project is diverse, including existing cold or heat tolerant varieties, parents, and populations. The controlled temperature glasshouses are used to evaluate the physiological performance of genotypes under low or high temperature. The field experiments in aerobic conditions are conducted to investigate the performance of genotypes in terms of yield. The outcomes of this project will include identification of lines suitable as donor lines for the Australian rice breeding program.



Research Organisation

The University of Queensland