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The plastid factory

Objective

The project will demonstrate that the higher plant plastid genome can be modified in a safe and environmentally friendly way, to enable the plastid to be developed as a factory for the production of large amounts of recombinant protein, with applications in medical, veterinary agricultural and environmental arenas. It involves refinements in the procedures for genetic modification on the plastid genome, and broadening of the crop base for which plastid transformation protocols are available to include five crops of commercial importance within the community. We expect to show that the plastid factory can play a major part in the development of oral vaccination programmes for both humans and livestock, that it can provide plants capable of removing heavy metal contaminants from soil, reduce agrochemical usage, and contribute to improved tolerance to environmental stresses.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND - MAYNOOTH
Address
Co. Kildar
N/A Maynooth
Ireland

Participants (8)

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Rue De La Federation 31-33
75015 Paris
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
133,Via Università 133 Parco Gussone
80055 Portici
RHOBIO
France
Address
14/20 Rue Pierre Baizet
69263 Lyon
RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN ZAADHANDEL B.V .
Netherlands
Address
Burg. Crezeelaan 40
2678 ZG De Lier
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
Trinity Lane, The Old Schools,
CB2 1TN Cambridge
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN HEREINAFTER TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Trinity College
2 Dublin
UNIVERSITE JOSEPH FOURIER - GRENOBLE 1
France
Address
Avenue Centrale 621
38041 Grenoble
University of Nottingham
United Kingdom
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham