Genetic and Biochemical Analysis of Zinc Tolerance in Arabidopsis and Rice Grant uri icon



  • This work will focus on characterizing several genes, some identified by changes in their expression when rice is stressed, some identified through mutational screens for metal sensitivity or tolerance in Arabidopsis, that may contribute to a plant defense system against excess zinc. The work will focus on developing better phytoremediative agents, including rice, that could be grown in contaminated environments, and used to concentrate metal ions in harvestable forms.

date/time interval

  • July 1, 1998 - June 30, 2004

sponsor award ID

  • IDA01151