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Making plants resistant to plant parasitic nematodes: no access - no feeding

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK5-CT-1999-01501

  • Start date

    1 February 2000

  • End date

    31 January 2004

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 532 940

  • EU contribution

    € 3 074 976

Coordinated by:

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

Objective

Building on preceding EU projects (BI04-CT96-0318, Fairly-CT95-0905), potato and tomato plants will be generated with robust and durable resistances against root knot and cyst nematodes. The resistances will be based on the creation of multiple barriers. Because basic mechanisms of plant-nematode interactions will be studied and disrupted, the outcome of this project will also provide means to engineer resistance against other plant parasitic nematodes. To increase the chance of public acceptance, the engineered resistance will be highly specific for the target organisms and the expression of the anti-nematode genes will be reduced to a minimum outside the spots of interest.

Coordinator

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Address

10,Binnenhaven 10
6701 Es Wageningen

Netherlands

Participants (8)

CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL

Germany

CROPDESIGN N.V.

Belgium

FLANDERS INTERUNIVERSITY INSTITUTE FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY VZW

Belgium

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI)

United Kingdom

THE ROMANIAN ACADEMY

Romania

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM

United Kingdom

WARSAW AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

Poland