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Development and exploitation of new molecular tools to understand rhamnogalacturonan-II metabolism in plants

Project description

Discovering the value and potential of RG-II for plant and human health

Rhamnogalacturonan II (RG-II) is a major component of pectin and a key complex carbohydrate of which the plant cell wall is composed. Although its function is pivotal for plant health as well as for human gut health, there is still a lot to be explored but also a lack of appropriate research methodology and equipment. The EU-funded RG-II project aims at contributing to our understanding of RG-II biosynthesis in plants and its further exploitation to benefit plant and human health. The project focuses on the development of a molecular toolbox for the generation of relevant crucial oligosaccharides, enzymes and proteins which will be expanded to more technological solutions.


Net EU contribution
€ 199 440,96
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien

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Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
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