School of Drought Stress Management

  • Physiological manifestations, perception and transduction of stress signals and regulation of stress responsive gene expression and efficient screening techniques for abiotic stress tolerance.
  • Mining of genes involved in stress tolerance from indigenous sources for improvement of major food and horticultural crops.
  • Use of genomics, phenomics, proteomics and metabolomics for enhancing abiotic stress tolerance in major food crops with a focus on wheat, rice, maize, groundnut, pulses, vegetables, mango, citrus, grapes and papaya.
  • Plant-microbe interactions in the rhizosphere, which enhance drought tolerance