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.
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.
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.
- 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.