Omics response of tomato to salinity

The use of saline water for irrigation in greenhouses is a major problem causing abiotic stress to vegetable crops compromising production and leading to diminished incomes for the growers.

The objective of this proposal is the development of biomolecules into biosensors in order to predict abiotic stress progress and use CO2 to enhance the response of plants to salinity stress.

To this direction, genomics and metabolomics approaches will be used to identify molecules or cellular processes as early predictors of salinity stress progress.