Project

Increasing and optimizing plant biomass: in search of novel, natural compounds and their modus operandi

Duration
01 October 2015 → 30 September 2019
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biology
Keywords
plant development lignin natural extracts growth regulators yield
 
Project description

The identification of novel, natural plant growth regulators that also improve cell wall composition fits well with sustainable agriculture. Therefore, we will conduct a compound screen on a collection of natural extracts and investigate how they enhance plant growth, which is currently unexplored. Next to that, we will unravel the
structure of the molecule and try to commercialize the product.