Adrian Hegeman with native goldenrod.

Metabolic and Proteomics Approaches to Understanding Plant Diversity and Understanding Biotic and Abiotic Stresses

Principal Investigator

Adrian Hegeman

Department and College

Department of Horticultural Science in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

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Project Start and End Date

October 1, 2016-September 30, 2021

Project Summary

This project documents research supporting the introduction of new and/or high market value crop species into rural Minnesota via two mechanisms: 1) aiding in the development of cold-hardy crop species that are currently not viable in the region, and 2) exploring the utility and market potential of plant species, including natives, by providing resources to the larger biomedical community for bioprospecting efforts. The larger goals of this project are to understand the fundamental mechanism of plant cold acclimation, to translate these fundamentals to benefit crop improvement through breeding programs, to explore the molecular resource potential of plant species, and to develop analytical technologies that enhance our capacity to meet these goals.