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Tagging of rice genes for use in cereals (CEREALGENE TAGS)

Objective

Human nutrition is based on cereals, where Rice is the model because of its small genome, detailed molecular maps and ease of transformation. We aim to use functional genomics and proteomics in rice for which a rough draft of the genome sequence is available. The integrated strategy proposed here will provide a phenotypic function to the rice gene sequence information in the databases and address traits of interest for cereal crops. We will use a Rice Mutation Machine to uncover gene-phenotype relationships using knockout or gene detection transposon inserts and Proteomics methods to discover novel transcription factor networks determining key cereal traits. Cereal crop validation will be done using gene over expression and map correlations to known traits. The gene-trait discoveries will provide applications and intellectual property using GMO as well as non-GMO strategies for cereal crops in the EU.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

PLANT RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL B.V.
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 1
Wageningen
Netherlands

Participants (5)

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT - CIRAD
France
Address
Avenue Agropolis
34398 Montpellier
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Jordi Girona, 18/26
08034 Barcelona
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Auf Dem Aberg 1
57392 Schmallenberg
LEIDEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
64,Wassenaarseweg 64, Al Leiden 2333
2300 RA Leiden
THE UNIVERSITY OF MILANO
Italy
Address
Via Celoria 26
20133 Milano