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Kiwellins in the plant defense against pathogenic invaders

Project description

How kiwellin proteins help defend plants against pathogens

Plant diseases caused by pathogenic fungi can have a major impact on global food security and plant ecology. However, knowledge on how plants can defend themselves against pathogen invaders is limited. Kiwellin proteins represent an emerging class of highly diverse proteins with antibody-like properties that act as countermeasures for plants against virulence factors secreted by pathogenic fungi. The EU-funded KIWIsome project will establish the functional, structural and mechanistic basis that enables this fundamentally new class of proteins to combat pathogens. This European Research Council initiative will not only offer perspectives for future plant engineering but also provide a deeper understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying the continuing arms race between plants and their pathogenic invaders.

Host institution

PHILIPPS UNIVERSITAET MARBURG
Net EU contribution
€ 2 344 343,00
Address
Biegenstrasse 10
35037 Marburg
Germany

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

PHILIPPS UNIVERSITAET MARBURG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 2 344 343,00
Address
Biegenstrasse 10
35037 Marburg

See on map

Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00