The Community Resource for Wheat Transformation is a resource for UK plant scientists to apply for their genes to be transformed into wheat free of charge, funded by the BBSRC’s Biological and Bioinformatic Resources (BBR) fund.
Fifty novel genes will be tested during the course of this project, selected with help from an external project advisory group comprised of researchers, industry members and stakeholders. We anticipate that half of the project capacity will be used by scientists working with model species such as Arabidopsis thaliana or Brachypodium distachyon, in order to find new sources of genes and to encourage and support the scientists to test them in wheat.
The second round of the application process is currently open until 31st October 2013 for transformation slots in 2014. There is an online application form here and enquiries should be directed to croptransformation [at] niab.com in the first instance.
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