Recently, a few halophytes, in addition to the model plant Arabidopsis, have been used to understand the underlying physiological and genetic basis of salt tolerance.
At the plant stress molecular biology laboratory (PSMBL), we use molecular biology, genetics, and biotechnology tools for improving abiotic stress tolerance in rice and toward development of molecular markers for improvement of wetland plants to aid in coastal restoration efforts.
People working in the Plant Stress Molecular Biology Laboratory.
Information about the researchers associated with the School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences (SPESS) Plant Stress Lab.
In the drought stress project, we are using rice as the model as well as target crop. Rice productivity is severely affected by water scarcity, especially when it occurs during essential periods of plant growth such as the reproductive stage.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture