Project

The distribution and function of lectins in plant-parasitic nematodes

Duration
01 January 2012 → 31 December 2017
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Biochemistry and metabolism
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
Keywords
plant parasitic nematodes functional research bio-informatics lectin
 
Project description

Lectins, proteins that bind to specific carbohydrates, are important in cell-cell interactions and hence also in parasite-host interactions. At present, not much is known about the presence and function of lectins in plant-parasitic nematodes. In this project, we want to 1) evaluate the distribution of different lectin types within nematodes and 2) functionally investigate some selected lectins from plant-parasitic nematodes.