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Genetic resistances to plant viruses and their vectors

Information about IRP
Institute of Resistance Research and Pathogen Diagnostics - BAZ - Federal Ministry of Nutrition, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
Aschersleben - Germany

Last database update for these data: 2006-11-07 - Data extracted on 2009-04-14 from the database.

General data

Presentation   Staff   Structures   Viruses studied   Areas of expertise and Technologies
IRP
Name: (German) Institut für Resistenzforschung und Pathogendiagnostik
Name: Institute of Resistance Research and Pathogen Diagnostics - BAZ - Federal Ministry of Nutrition, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
Type: Research unit
Head: Thomas Kühne (Director)
Address: Theodor-Roemer-Weg 4
Postal code: D-06449
City: Aschersleben
Country: Germany
Phone: +49-3473-87 90
Fax: +49-3473-87 92 00
Legal entity: No
Staff
Domains: ResistVir All domains
Permanent scientists:4.08.0
Permanent other than scientists:4.014.0
PhD students:00
Postdoc positions:1.02.0
Total scientists:5.010.0
Total:9.024.0
Structures
Organizations, centres or groups on which depends this group: Federal Centre for Breeding Research on Cultivated Plants - Federal Ministry of Nutrition, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
Federal Ministry of Nutrition, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
Viruses studied
Viruses Host plants Crops Vectors
Potato virus Y Nicotiana tabacum
Solanum tuberosum
Potato
Tobacco
Myzus persicae
Areas of expertise and used technologies
No: Category Description
1: Molecular biology Cloning of viral RNAs/DNAs, sequencing with own facilities, gene expression (E. coli) and protein purification
2: Serology Institute owns facilities for rabbits and mice, virus purification, production of polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies, testing, scFv
3: Experimental facilities Field testing : resistance testing under field conditions (located at Quedlinburg, dry climate, highly fertile soil)
4: Experimental facilities Greenhouse testing: resistance testing under greenhouse (partially climatised) and climate chamber conditions
5: Imaging Electron microscopy: Institute owns scanning and transmission electron microscopes, acces to different kinds of light microscopes in other institutes of BAZ
6: Molecular biology Molecular markers: facilities and expertise in usage of different marker techniques (institute owns PAAGE-based techniques, in co-operation with IER of BAZ testing with capillary equipment)
7: Plant virology Infection techniques with fungal virus vectors: infection of cereals with Polymyxa graminis
8: Plant transformation and tissue culture Transgenic plants: generation and testing of transgenic plants (particle bombardment, Agrobacterium gene transfer)
9: Plant transformation and tissue culture Induction of mutants by radiation: X-ray source, can be used from IGK of BAZ