Plant and Ecosystems (PLECO) - Ecology in a time of change University of Antwerp
Plant Sciences Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Plant Sciences studies agriculture, horticulture, energy crops and ornamentals. We study gene characteristics, plant reactions to environmental factors, population diversity, soil characteristics, and plant diseases and plagues. We breed new cultivars and innovate in crop protection and crop husbandry. The four research areas are Applied Genetics and Breeding, Crop Husbandry and Environment, Crop Protection, and Growth and Development.
Plant Genetics Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Research in the Laboratory of Plant Genetics concerns basic plant molecular genetics as well as applied research relevant to the plant biotechnology and agricultural sector. The research is focused on the following themes: · DNA repair and recombination mechanisms and methods to influence these processes. This may lead to development of improved plant breeding techniques, improved plant transformation technology and new techniques for ...
Molecular and Physical Plant Physiology Hasselt University
To assess the role played by the endogenous hormone balance on developmental processes, physiological responses are studied of plants, that has been genetically transformed and are characterized by an increased or decreased endogenous cytokinin content. Several plants, each characterized by a specific transformed genetic construction are used. The effect of the transformation (cytokinine- and CKX-plants) is studied on plant development, ...
Microbial and Plant Genetics (CMPG) KU Leuven
Research topics of this unit are:
• Bacteria-plant interactions
• Symbiosis between Rhizobium etli and Phaseolus vulgaris
• Symbiotic nitrogen fixation
• Quorum sensing and biofilm formation in Rhizobium
• Bacterial physiology: the stringent response in Rhizobium
• Type III protein secretion in Rhizobium
• Calcium-binding proteins in bacteria
• Mechanisms of antibiotic resistance and tolerance in ...
Microbial Interactions Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Fluorescent pseudomonads are ubiquitous gram-negative bacteria able to thrive in very different environments (plant roots, water, polluted soils, mammal host...). As an example, the type species Pseudomonas aeruginosa is known as a pathogen for man but also as a plant-beneficial micro-organism of the rhizosphere. One of the main factors for the survival of fluorescent pseudomonads such as P. aeruginosa and P. fluorescens, is the existence of ...
Molecular Biotechnology of Plants and Micro-organisms
The main fundamental research questions in the MBPM division are related to the elucidation of environmental-induced signal transduction pathways in yeast, pathogenic fungi and plants and how these pathways affect phenotypes such as growth, development (plants), immune priming, stress tolerance, fermentation capacity, morphogenesis and virulence. The fungal groups also use yeast as ...
Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
The Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO) performs multidisciplinary, innovative and independent research aimed at economically, ecologically and socially sustainable agriculture and fisheries. Through this research, ILVO accumulates fundamental and applied knowledge which is vital for the improvement of products and production methods for quality control and the safety of end products, and for the amelioration of policy ...