Joint Calls

Pattern recognition receptors: discovery, function and application in crops for durable disease control

  • Acronym PRR-CROP
  • Duration 3 years
  • Project leader Cyril Zipfel, Sainsbury Laboratory, United Kingdom
  • Other project participants Alain Pugin*, INRA-CNRS-UB, France
    Jens Weyen*, Saaten-Union [Company], Germany
    Frederic Brunner and Andrea Gust, University of Tuebingen, Germany
    Pierre de Wit, Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands
    Chris Ridout, John Innes Centre, United Kingdom
  • Funding The German Research Foundation (DFG), Germany
    Netherlands Genomics Initiative / Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NGI/NWO), The Netherlands
    Biotechnological and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), UK

    * participant with own funding
  • Total Granted budget € 1,502,797


We will investigate pattern recognition receptors in crops for durable disease control by focussing on the following areas of research: A) Identification and testing of novel bacterial, fungal and oomycete pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) that are recognised by Arabidopsis thaliana and selected crops, e.g. barley, wheat, tomato, grapevine, brassica (P1, P2, P3, P4 and AP1). B) Identification of new pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) in A. thaliana and selected crops, e.g. barley, wheat, grapevine, brassica (P1, P2 P4 and AP1). C) Transformation of A. thaliana PRRs into crops and evaluate the phenotype (P1, P2 and AP2). D) Evaluation of developmental and environmental influences on basal resistance responses in grapevine and a diverse range of cereal and brassica accessions (P2, AP1 and AP2).

Back to ERA-PG Funded Project list


Supported by