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Reprogramming plant development with microbial organic volatile compounds for sustainable food production

Project description

Using bacteria to achieve sustainable plant growth

The growing demand for a more sustainable yet intensive plant growth sets an urgent need for cultivating methods that ensure high productivity with the minimum possible input of nutrients, energy and chemicals. The EU-funded ReproDev project will explore methods to improve plant growth and protection against pathogen stress under natural conditions. More specifically, the project aims at using microbial-derived volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as a biotechnology tool for the upgrade of plant development. ReproDev will address the scientific community, farmers and consumers and aspires to monetise its results in the form of cost-effective and eco-friendly biomolecules for plant health improvement.


Net EU contribution
€ 187 572,48
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht

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West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00