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Mission

The UNTWIST project will provide a fundamental understanding of crop adaptation to drought and heat stress, underpinning efforts to increase yield stability in adverse and changing environments, specifically:

  • Advancing scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying adaptation of crops to diverse and often extreme local growth conditions.
  • Applying leading-edge modelling approaches to improve prediction of crop adaptation in response to environmental stress.
  • Translating the mechanistic understanding of plant adaptation into crop improvement and optimized agronomic management strategies.