Lectin-carbohydrate interactions and their importance for rice tolerance against abiotic stresses

01 January 2014 → 31 December 2019
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Biochemistry and metabolism
    • General biology
    • Plant biology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
  • Engineering and technology
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biological system engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Other (bio)medical engineering
    • Environmental engineering and biotechnology
    • Industrial biotechnology
    • Other biotechnology, bio-engineering and biosystem engineering
plant development lectin stress
Project description

The aim of this project is to study the importance of these stress-inducible lectins for abiotic stress responses in rice. Taken into account the ability of these lectins to selectively recognize and bind sugar units it is envisaged that they play a role in protein-carbohydrate interactions as part of a signal transduction in response to environmental changes.