Linking mitochondrial and telomere dysfunction in newborn tissues: TP53, SIRT1 and PPARGC1 alpha as a central hub? Hasselt University
Mapping the tomato protein network exploited by type III effectors involved in bacterial wilt Ghent University
Crop production is challenged by many types of pests induced by different organisms such as fungi, bacteria, insects and viruses. One of the most devastating bacterial plant pathogens is Ralstonia solanacearum. It causes major crop losses in the tropics and subtropics and is a continuing threat in temperate climates. Worldwide, the most important crops affected are potato, tomato and a wide range of ornamentals. Because of its devastating ...
Unraveling the hidden pathways of inhaled combustion-derived particles from air pollution Hasselt University
A new value chain for the Flemish bio-economy through inventive wood refining towards highly valuable agro-industrial chemicals (BioWood). KU Leuven
Europe’s bio-economy is rapidly growing and developing into new markets. For a long time, woody biomass is driving the bio-economy as feedstock for materials, bio-energy, and paper/pulp refining, but these established applications are currently under debate. Therefore, European and also Flemish woody biomass feedstock suppliers (e.g. waste management and processing companies) are seeking new markets for their underutilized wood (side) ...
Getting to the core of the cadmium-induced cellular signalling network in plants. Organ does matter Hasselt University
Tomato is a worldwide economic valuable and healthy crop with good nutritional properties. Over the years tomato has been used as a model plant to study fundamental principles of development and climacteric ripening of fleshy fruit. Ethylene is well recognised as the main regulatory hormone in ripening; together with various transcription factors, it regulates fruit ripening. The objectives of this project are to understand the underlying ...
Exploration of genetic diversity, drought tolerance and Fusarium resistance of wild bananas in Vietnam. KU Leuven
Bananas accommodate the fourth most important global food commodity grown in more than 130 countries in tropical and subtropical regions. Global climate change and the everlasting demand to feed a continuously growing world population puts an increasing pressure on banana breeding and cultivation. In an era of globalization and climate change, it is important that novel and superior alleles are identified and conserved from wild relatives of ...
The role of Brassinosteroids and Gibberellic acid in UV-B regulated plant morphology Ghent University
In the past, Ultraviolet B (UV-B) was mainly documented as a stress factor, yet now it is wellknown
that UV-B light affects plant morphology and metabolism through a specific UV-B
photoreceptor pathway (UVR8). In the model dicot plant Arabidopsis, UV-B inhibition of
elongation and cell expansion yields small, compact plants. A large portion of this response is
mediated by UVR8. Although, a role for the plant hormone ...