Keeping crop plants and livestock protected against pathogens
Bacterial disease control is a top priority for farmers who must keep their crop plants and livestock production safe from invading pathogens. This is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. While plants have developed multiple defence strategies for combating invading pathogens, antibiotic resistance in plant-pathogenic bacteria is an issue. The EU-funded T-REX project will build on recent studies on wheat that have revealed an unknown recognition mechanism of the effector translocator widely conserved in pathogenic bacteria. It will aim to characterise the recognised T3SS component, the membrane-bound receptor complex and the activated immunity. Overall, the findings will shed light on the complex plant-bacterial interactions and can potentially lead to the development of new phytopathogen control strategies.
Fields of science
- natural sciencesbiological sciencesmolecular biologymolecular genetics
- natural sciencesbiological sciencesmicrobiologybacteriology
- medical and health sciencesbasic medicinepharmacology and pharmacypharmaceutical drugsantibiotics
- agricultural sciencesagriculture, forestry, and fisheriesagriculture
- agricultural sciencesanimal and dairy sciencedomestic animalsanimal husbandry