Testing Predictions of Plant-Microbe- Environment Interactions to Optimize Climate Adaptation and Improve Sustainability in Switchgrass Feedstocks

Principal Investigator: T Juenger

Co-PI: Alina Zare

Sponsor: DOE

Start Date: September 1, 2020

End Date: August 31, 2023

Amount: $13,000,000


This work will leverage a field-established genetic resource network (S-GENE) to deepen understanding of local adaptation and to identify beneficial traits, genes, and microbial associates that contribute to switchgrass productivity. More: https://cns.utexas.edu/news/hunting-for-a-better-biofuel-is-scope-of-new-ut-austin-led-research

More Information: https://genomicscience.energy.gov/sustainability/2020Awards.shtml