Engineering stress tolerance in maize (estim)

Project Details


Aim of the research: To generate transgenic maize plants with an enhanced expression of antioxidant enzymes (RU Gent, John Innes Instituut, Plant Genetic Systems); to develop methods for testing maize leaves for tolerance of oxidative stress, and to screen the transgenic maize lines for tolerance of oxidative stress, this in leaf disc assays and in growth experiments (Vrije Universiteit Brussel); other physiological tests with these transgenic lines (INRA-Versailles, University of Essex)
Effective start/end date1/02/9331/01/97

Flemish discipline codes

  • Physical sciences
  • Biological sciences


  • physics
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Oxidative Stress
  • Crop Improvement