Physiological importance of ribosome-inactivating proteins in rice

01 January 2016 → 31 December 2019
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Biochemistry and metabolism
    • General biology
    • 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
ribosome-inactivating protein abiotic stress plant development
Project description

The aim of this research is to study the physiological importance of some newly discovered stress-inducible ribosome-inactivating proteins in rice. This research will contribute to a better understanding of the mode of action of these proteins and their importance for the plant. These data can be used for crop protection purposes and can help to generate plants that are more stress tolerant.