Project

Importance of protein carbohydrate interactions in development and protection of plants

Duration
01 January 2010 → 14 September 2017
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Biochemistry and metabolism
    • Plant biology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
Keywords
glycobiology insects lectin plant
 
Project description

At present little is known about protein carbohydrate interactions occurring in the plant cell, and the implications thereof on the development and protection of plants. Our research will concentrate on three topics related to (1) physiological role of nucleocytoplasmic lectins, (2) study of protein carbohydrate recognition processes in plant insect interactions,(3) glycobiology of plants and insects.