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The “parasitism-readers” of the world’s most damaging plant-parasitic nematode Meloidogyne incognita: new avenues to address food global security.

Project description

Inhibiting parasitism of root-knot nematodes to prevent crop disease

Certain species of microscopic nematodes (roundworms) are parasitic to plants. Infestations of root-knot nematodes can be particularly destructive to a wide range of crop plants. Therefore, determining the agent that triggers their parasitic nature could lead to its inhibition and prevent crop loss. The EU-funded Mi-DOG project will investigate the genomic mechanism that causes the plant-parasitic nematode Meloidogyne incognita to infest plant roots, bringing about disease. Using knowledge of the non-coding DNA sequence of the nematode’s dorsal gland promoter, the project will identify the associated protein complex or “reader” that is responsible for plant parasitism using advanced CRISPR-mediated (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) methodologies.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARD
Net EU contribution
€ 215 492,48
Address
Boulevard Du 11 Novembre 1918 Num43
69622 Villeurbanne Cedex
France

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 215 492,48

Participants (1)

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 70 977,92
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 70 977,92