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Optimising nutritional quality of crops

Optimising nutritional quality of crops

Objective

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.

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Coordinator

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

Address

Am Muehlenberg 1
14424 Gross Glienicke Potsdam

Germany

Administrative Contact

Lothar WILLMITZER (Professor)

Participants (9)

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AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTRE

Hungary

BIOGEMMA

France

BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTRE - HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Hungary

INSTITUTE OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Poland

ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH LIMITED

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF BERNE

Switzerland

UNIVERSITY OF WROCLAW

Poland

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL

Belgium

WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

Israel

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK3-CT-2000-00103

  • Start date

    1 February 2001

  • End date

    30 September 2004

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 527 700

  • EU contribution

    € 2 231 222

Coordinated by:

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

Germany

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