New ribosome-inactivating proteins from wheat: role in regulation of cell death and involvement in stress signaling and plant protection

01 January 2016 → 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
stress plant development ribosome-inactiving protein
Project description

The aim of this research is to study the physiological importance of some newly discovered stress-inducible ribosome-inactivating proteins in cereals, in particular in wheat. This research will contribute to a better understanding of the mode of action of these proteins and their involvement in cell death and plant growth. These data can be used for crop protection purposes and can help to generate plants that are more stress tolerant.