Use of carbohydrate-binding proteins to increase stress tolerance of crops

23 December 2009 → 22 December 2013
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
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
biotechnology protein stress physiology
Project description

Recently i was shown that salt or abscisic acid treatment, as well as pathogen infection of rice plants lead to the induction of several new types of plant lectins. This project aims to make a detailed study of these new proteins and their possible use to increase the stress tolerance of tobacco plants.