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Functional Genomics

Image of transgenic barley seedling, showing GUS expression
GM technology is used to identify the best sources of genes to advance the sustainable production of high yielding crops.

The FUNGEN team collaborate with national and international groups to provide high-throughput, high quality transgenic plants for analysis of gene function. We are currently focused on using Agrobacterium-mediated methods to investigate the effect of altered gene expression in important crops such as barley, potato and tobacco. Some of the genes we are investigating underlie traits that are involved in nitrogen use efficiency, improved biofuels production and water use efficiency. If you would like to know more about what we do or are interested in collaborating with us please email Jennifer Stephens.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.