Project

Elucidation of the regulatory networks that steer triterpene biosynthesis in the model legume Medicago truncatula

Duration
01 January 2015 → 31 December 2020
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Biochemistry and metabolism
    • General biology
    • Plant biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
Keywords
medicago jasmonate triterpenes
 
Project description

The molecular machineries for jasmonate perception and primary signal transduction are largely elucidated, but insights on the downstream molecular mechanisms that manage the synthesis of defence metabolites remain limited. Here, we will carry out a screen integrating transcriptome, proteome and interactome profiling to identify missing regulators that drive triterpene biosynthesis in the model legume Medicago truncatula.