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High Phytosterol variants towards improved feedstocks and biofortification of crops

Project description

Improved crops for large-scale production of phytosterols

Phytosterols, precious biomolecules deriving from agricultural waste stuff, are used as a livestock food and as a raw material in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic sectors. The development of bioengineering programmes and high-quality crops for the large-scale production of phytosterols represents a key challenge for farmers and biologists. The project will perform a functional molecular characterization of a tobacco variant containing an as-yet-unknown semi-dominant mutation responsible for phytosterol overproduction, and of mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana manifesting the suppression of phytosterol low-production phenotypes. Through advanced genomics, the EU-funded HiPhy project will identify master regulators of phytosterol biosynthesis and accumulation in plants.

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Net EU contribution
€ 196 707,84
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00