Project: Pattern recognition receptors: discovery, function and application in crops for durable disease control

We will investigate pattern recognition receptors in crops for durable disease control by focussing on the following areas of research: A) Identification and testing of novel bacterial, fungal and oomycete pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) that are recognised by Arabidopsis thaliana and selected crops, e.g. barley, wheat, tomato, grapevine, brassica (P1, P2, P3, P4 and AP1). B) Identification of new pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) in A. thaliana and selected crops, e.g. barley, wheat, grapevine, brassica (P1, P2 P4 and AP1). C) Transformation of A. thaliana PRRs into crops and evaluate the phenotype (P1, P2 and AP2). D) Evaluation of developmental and environmental influences on basal resistance responses in grapevine and a diverse range of cereal and brassica accessions (P2, AP1 and AP2).

Acronym PRR-CROP
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Network ERA-PG
Call Strengthening the European Research Area in Plant Genomics - integrating new technologies in plant science - ERA-PG 2nd Call for proposals (2008)

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Saaten Union Resistenzlabor GmbH Germany
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research / Netherlands Genomics Initiative Netherlands
Wageningen University & Research Netherlands
John Innes Centre United Kingdom
German Research Foundation Germany
Eberhard Karls University of Tubingen Germany
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council United Kingdom
French National Institute for Agricultural Research France
Sainsbury Laboratory Coordinator United Kingdom