The functional characterisation of a novel immune response in plants

    Project: Research

    Project Details


    Plants have evolved intricate mechanisms to resist infection by pathogens. The plant PR1 protein has often been implicated in these resistance responses, but has no recognised function. This project aims to identify the role of PR1 proteins in plants and characterise a new disease resistance pathway. Achieving these aims will fill a knowledge gap (lack of PR1 function) that has plagued and hampered the plant pathology field for decades. The expected outcomes from these advances include the generation of new tools to manage plant diseases whilst building strong international collaborations. This proposal should therefore provide significant benefits for generating new leads for plant disease management leading to enhanced food security.
    Effective start/end date5/02/1831/07/22


    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$381,161.00


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