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Project: In vivo and in vitro evaluation of the activity of steroid phytohormones in plant production and herbivore pest control

project duration
01-JAN-05 – 31-OCT-10
Steroid hormones have vital roles in development and are produced by plants as well as animals. Some phytohormones. Some phytohormones exhibit aside from their beneficial effect on plant production also toxicity towards herbivore pests. This project aims at evaluating which phytohormones combine best their positive effect on plant growth with the insecticide-like activity on pests, ultimately with the goal of directing their biosynthesis in plants towards overproduction.