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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.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Address
Am Muehlenberg 1
14424 Gross Glienicke Potsdam
Germany

Participants (9)

AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTRE
Hungary
Address

2100 Godollo
BIOGEMMA
France
Address
Rue E. Colonne 1
Paris
BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTRE - HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Hungary
Address
Temesvari Krt 62
6726 Szeged
INSTITUTE OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
Address
36,Pawinskiego 5A
02-106 Warszawa
ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
West Common
AL5 2JQ Harpenden
UNIVERSITY OF BERNE
Switzerland
Address
Altenbergrain 21
3012 Bern
UNIVERSITY OF WROCLAW
Poland
Address
Pl. Uniwersytecki 1
50 137 Wroclaw
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
Address
65,Paardenstraat 65
1640 Rhode-st-genese
WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
Israel
Address
Herzl Street 2
76100 Rehovot