Modifying plants to produce interfering RNA

Supervisor: prof. Ing. Katarína Ražná, PhD.

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Project description:
Methods to exploit plant defence mechanisms or changing plant metabolism by RNA silencing show great potential. Interfering RNA can be used to improve plant composition while enhancing levels of beneficial nutrients, and to improve plant productivity by suppressing undesirable traits and switching resources to more beneficial quality and yield traits. Project includes: examination of the specificity of the selected miRNAs and their impacts on both target and non-target/off-target systems; developing specific risk assessment and risk management guidelines which relate specific effects of the miRNAs on food, feed and the environment and understanding the modes of transmission, uptake, systemic spread and degradation of miRNAs.
Kind of project:
COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) ()
Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding (FAaFR)
Project identification:
COST Action CA 15223
Project status:
In progress
Project start date :
27. 10. 2016
Project close date:
26. 10. 2020
Number of workers in the project:
Number of official workers in the project:
Number of results in the project:1