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ENSA: Engineering Nitrogen Symbiosis for Africa

Project: Research

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Description

The ENSA project involves ten international partners and aims to use naturally occurring biological nitrogen fixation to provide nitrogen to crop plants in small-holder farms in sub-Saharan Africa. The first phase of ENSA focused on the early recognition steps that allow rhizobial perception. Now in the second phase, the project is focusing its efforts on engineering nodule organogenesis in cereals and establishing a framework of understanding to tackle the challenge of engineering bacterial infection. Within the ENSA project, members of Plant Molecular Biology section mainly work on: auxin, cytokinin and cell cycle regulation and organogenesis; LCO perception, signal transduction and rhizobial interactions; and genetics of infection and organogenesis.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/01/201731/12/2022

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