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Resistance against broomrapes (orobanche spp.) in tobacco and sunflower. the role of germination stimulants.

Objective

Broomrapes require germination stimulants from the roots of their hosts for germination. We will identify the first dedicated step in their biosynthesis, and isolate the corresponding cDNA. The susceptibility to broomrape of transgenic tobacco plants with altered enzyme activities will be studies.

Funding Scheme

RGI - Research grants (individual fellowships)

Coordinator

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH DEPARTMENT
Address
65,Bornsesteeg 65
6700 AB Wageningen
Netherlands