Use of genomic knowledge in the model species Arabidsopsis for the development of an oil-producing crop for biofuel production

01 January 2007 → 31 December 2010
Regional and community funding: IWT/VLAIO
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biology
seed yield oilseed rape biofuel arabidopsis
Project description

The main purpose of this project is to increase seed yield of oilseed rape. In a first step, genes involved in the biomass production and/or seed yield in the model species Arabidopsis will be identified. These genes will then be transferred to an economically intersting crop, such as oilseed rape, to verify their effects on seed yield.