By employing an ecologically and economically beneficial strategy we expect to reclaim land currently deemed unusable or agriculture in the European Union. The project aims to generate plants for safe, cost-effective photo-extraction of toxic metals from soils (phytoremediation). Gene's essential for metal tolerance and homeostasis will be determined by using integrated physiological, molecular, biochemical and electrophysiological approaches. The final result will be transgenic Fistula with improved heavy metal tolerance and/or tolerance.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
4660 Store Heddinge
06120 Halle (Saale)
14424 Gross Glienicke Potsdam