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Memorias de investigación
BNF Cereals Phase II
Áreas de investigación
  • Ciencias naturales y ciencias de la salud
Cereal crop productivity depends heavily on nitrogen availability to the plant. The goal of the Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Cereals (BNF-Cereals) project is to engineer varieties of cereals that require little or no input of chemically synthesized nitrogen fertilizers. This goal will be achieved by transferring bacterial nitrogenase genes to the plant thus enabling nitrogen acquisition from the atmosphere rather than from synthetic fertilizers. Phase I of the project was an early stage proof-ofconcept, which main outcome was to break through the limitation imposed by the extreme sensitivity of nitrogenase towards oxygen. During Phase II we will reconstitute the nitrogenase biosynthetic pathway delivering concepts, knowledge, tools and methodologies for engineering nitrogen fixation in cereal crops. BNFCereals technology aim is to help small farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia to increase crop profits and overcome poverty.
Entidad relacionada
Bill &Melinda Gates Foundation
Nacionalidad Entidad
Sin nacionalidad
Lugar del congreso
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  • Autor: Luis Manuel Rubio Herrero (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: BIOLOGÍA MOLECULAR Y COMPUTACIONAL
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas, CBGP
  • Departamento: Biotecnología - Biología Vegetal
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