Importance of the research:Susan

Wheat and Pearl millet are the most important cereals in the Mediterranean and Semi – arid environment; their adaptation to drought among the decades and different zones is determined by the genotypic and the environmental component. The study of their physiological response under water restriction joined to its transcriptomic profile can enhance the understanding of their growth mechanisms under future changes on temperature and water limitation.


Current research :

European Projects (Spain):

Wheat Phenotyping of post green revolution lines: (2013-2016)

Integrative Crop Ecophysiology group (ICEG)

Leader: Jose Luis Araus.

Barcelona University (UB).

Semi- Arid tropics Projects (India):

Pearl millet water budget: Physiology, transcriptomics and hydrolics: (2013-2017)

Genotype by environment by management by society group (GEMS)

Crop Physiology group (ICRISAT)

Leader: Vicent Vadez.

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

 Recent Publications:

Transpiration efficiency: new insights into an old story 

Vincent Vadez 1, Jana Kholova 1, Susan Medina 1, Aparna Kakkera 1, and Hanna Anderberg 2

1International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Crop Physiology Laboratory, Patancheru 502324, Greater Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

2Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology, Center for Molecular Protein Science, Lund University, Sweden*

Journal of Experimental Botany 2014, Botany  doi:10.1093/jxb/eru040