The major limiting essential amino acids in crops are lysine and motioning. The amount of these amino acids determines the nutritional quality of a crop as food or feed raw material. This project proposal aims at improving the composition of free and protein bound amino acids in maize and potato as major European crops. Results obtained with these crops are easily transferable to other crops. The results of this project will influence positively breeding strategies targeted at this high quality output trait, namely improvement of nutritional quality. To this end renowned European academic and commercial research laboratories have formed a consortium to synergistically combine their research activities and devise new tools and strategies. Specific consideration is being given to safety aspects and consumer acceptance.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
AL5 2JQ Harpenden
50 137 Wroclaw