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Biopriming Seeds to Improve Tolerance Against Biotic and Abiotic Stresses

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posted on 14.03.2022, 01:47 authored by JIA MAY CHIN
The main idea of this thesis is to develop bioformulation for seed biopriming and utilize it as a strategy to enhance the tolerance of seeds under various stress. Beneficial microbes are bioprimed and coated onto seeds to manage the diseases caused by different pathogens. The presence of these beneficial microbes could also protect seeds from metal and salt toxicity in the soil environment. The pot studies showed that the bioprimed seeds could germinate well and this could benefit the crop yield under stress. Overall, this is a promising green approach in alleviating food insecurity and encouraging sustainability of agroecosystem.

History

Campus location

Malaysia

Principal supervisor

Adeline Ting

Additional supervisor 1

Assoc. Professor Lim Yau Yan

Year of Award

2022

Department, School or Centre

School of Sciences (Monash University Malaysia)

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Science