Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research Company Profile

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The Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research conducts basic molecular biological research on plants with the goal of developing more efficient breeding techniques and environmentally sound plant protection strategies for industrial crops. Four research departments focus inquiry on the evolution of plants, genetic makeup, development, and environmental interaction. Researchers in the Department of Plant Microbe Interactions (P. Schulze-Lefert) study plant defense mechanisms against disease. Special attention is given to the molecular mechanisms of signal processing in plant cells and to the formation of compounds involved in plant defense mechanisms. Further research topics are: disease resistance in plants; control of programmed cell death; recognition of pathogens by plants; mechanisms of gene activation and reprimation; systematically acquired resistance; lower molecular defense substances and integration of biotic and abiotic stress signals.


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Phone: 49 (221) 5062 - 0
Fax: 49 (221) 5062 - 513

News Articles [2474 Associated News Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Scientists Identify Protein That Controls Leaf Growth and Shape

NewsScientists at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne have now discovered how a protein called LMI1 can control leaf growth and shape.

New Alliance to Promote Vision of a Pan-Continental European Research Area

The John Innes Centre (JIC) in the United Kingdom has formed a new alliance with the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics in Spain, and the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in ...

Chinese Scientists Complete Genome Sequencing of Tropical Sage Plant

Chinese scientists have sequenced the tropical sage genome, which will help with breeding and growing other sage plants, most valued for their aroma and appearance.Xin Haibo, senior engineer with the ...

Scientists Identify Protein that Influence Leaf Growth and Shape

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne have discovered how a protein called LMI1 controls leaf growth and shape. Francesco Vuolo and colleagues are investigating...

DIY Crop Speed Breeding to Boost Drought Research

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) Senior Research Fellow Dr. Lee Hickey said that plant speed breeding could be part of the solution to minimize the devastating effects o...

Rice Plant Architecture Engineered Using CRISPR-Cas9

During the Green Revolution, short plant height is desirable for crops, as it results to increased yield. Thus, plant architecture has been a key trait in breeding programs, and architecture-related g...

Leaf molecules as markers for mycorrhizal associations

(Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology) Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, discovered that certain leaf metabolites can be used as markers for mycorrhiz...

Plant-breeding firm secures $40M in funding round

A round of Series B funding pulled in $40 million for plant-breeding company Inari, which uses gene-editing technology in cro -More- 

PubMed Articles [3089 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Global impact of accelerated plant breeding: Evidence from a meta-analysis on rice breeding.

Rice breeders in Asia and elsewhere in the world have long overlooked trying to shorten the time it takes to develop new varieties. Plant breeders have proposed a technique called Rapid Generation Adv...

Speed breeding in growth chambers and glasshouses for crop breeding and model plant research.

'Speed breeding' (SB) shortens the breeding cycle and accelerates crop research through rapid generation advancement. SB can be carried out in numerous ways, one of which involves extending the durati...

Designer Roots for Future Crops.

Despite the importance of roots, they have largely been ignored by modern crop research and breeding. We discuss important progress in crop root research and highlight how the context-dependent optimi...

Speed breeding orphan crops.

This review explores how speed breeding protocols that hasten plant growth and development could be applied to shorten breeding cycles and accelerate research activities in orphan crops. There is a gr...

The Open Source Seed Licence: A novel approach to safeguarding access to plant germplasm.

The laws to secure intellectual property rights on plant germplasm have been strongly developed in parallel to the ongoing seed market consolidation. Germplasm as a commons, i.e., a natural resource a...

Clinical Trials [2073 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

China Plant Sterol Trial

The aim of this study is to see if plant sterols are effective at lowering blood cholesterol levels in Chinese people. The study will be done with Chinese colleagues based at Peking Unive...

The Influence of Dietary Plant Sterols and Plant Stanols on Cholesterol and Plant Sterol Levels in Atheromatous Plaques

This study aims to explore whether the increased supply of dietary plant sterols and plant stanols have any influence on serum levels of phytosterols and on consistency of carotid atheroma...

Lipid-lowering Effect of Plant Stanol Ester Yoghurt Drinks

The aim is to investigate the effects of yoghurt drinks containing two doses of plant stanol ester either with or without added camelina oil on the serum cholesterol levels in moderately h...

Dietary Phytosterols and Human Aortic Valve

This randomized controlled double-blind intervention study unravels influence of dietary plant sterols and stanols on the structure and the sterol composition of the human aortic valve. Th...

A Whole-food, Plant-Based Nutrition Intervention in Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer

This research will examine the feasibility of conducting a strict whole-food, plant-based dietary intervention with intensive group education in women with stable metastatic breast cancer ...

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Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research

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European Association for Research in Plant Breeding

Plant breeding and biotechnology

The Molecular Plant Breeding Cooperative Research Centre

The Molecular Plant Breeding Cooperative Research Centre (MPB) commenced operations in July 2003. MPB builds on the success of the old CRC for Molecular Plant Breeding, which operated from July 1997 t...

Max Planck Institute

The institute was founded as the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Chemistry in Berlin in 1912 and became a member of the Max Planck Society in 1949. Like all institutions of the Max Planck Society, the Ma...

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