Investigation of Proteomic Changes Following Chilling Exposure in Resistant and Sensitive Zea Mays
A plants ability to withstand chilling and frost damage will dictate the geography in which production can occur. Global warming is predicted to increase chilling and frost injury in crops. It is important to note that frost injury is one of the key factors limiting production. In corn, chilling injury is an ongoing constraint for global production and expansion which affects food, feed and fuel supplies. Corn is an important model system as it is the largest crop, on a tonnage basis, produced in the world. The project is focused around developing a predictive model to find types of corn that will perform well under cold conditions. The desired outcome of the exchange is to incorporate important information on the protein contribution to the model, which would improve its predictive power and making it more versatile for a variety of academic and industry applications.