GCCRC developed in-house tools for real-time advanced plant phenotyping, allowing assessment of plant abiotic stress responses in both greenhouses and field trials. By providing high-resolution data and imaging, the phenotyping platform endorsed the identification of physiological parameters key for the evaluation of drought stress tolerance.

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Computational Biology

GCCRC uses complex in-house-developed and commercially-available bioinformatics tools to interrogate omics data to unravel new  genes and pathways associated with drought stress response.

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Maize transformation facility

GCCRC has built state of the art lab facility including light/temperature controlled growth rooms designed for maize transformation, plant regeneration and acclimation of transformed plants.

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  • A 120 m2 maize gene editing laboratory that accommodates 5-6 FTEs and is equipped with a complete maize transformation infrastructure.
  • A modern 200 m2 laboratory located at CBMEG and a 200 m2 growth and seed storage rooms.

A 600 m2 modern greenhouse facility equipped real-time data access, LED light-controlled environments, for immature embryo production for maize transformation, transformed plant acclimation and production of T1 seeds, and abiotic stress experiments. An additional nursery-type environment was designed to grow maize lines for seed production and also to accommodate other plants.