Project

Inducible lectins and their importance in stress signaling for plant growth and crop protection

Duration
01 January 2015 → 31 October 2020
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
  • 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
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
Keywords
plant glycobiology lectin insects
 
Project description

The main objective of this project is to obtain new and more fundamental insights on the regulation and physiological importance of the Euonymus-related lectins in the induced response of plants against abiotic and biotic stresses. Ultimately these data can be exploited to obtain plants with a better growth, higher yield and better protection against pest insects