Novel small molecules couteracting the negative effects of photorespiration

01 January 2013 → 31 December 2014
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Theory and methodology of philosophy
    • Philosophy
    • Ethics
    • Other philosophy, ethics and religious studies not elsewhere classified
Project description

Abiotic stresses like drought and temperature stresses are the major causes of yield loss in

cultivated crops. An important issue during these stresses is the induction of photorespiration

and subsequent oxidative stress. Both processes negatively affect performance and final yield

of plants. This project aims to identify mutations in the Arabidopsis genome that are able to

decrease photorespiratory activities or block oxidative stress dependent cell death induction