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Plant molecular biology

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
4.06.00  Biotechnical sciences  Biotechnology   
1.05.00  Natural sciences and mathematics  Biochemistry and molecular biology   

Code Science Field
T490  Technological sciences  Biotechnology 
B191  Biomedical sciences  Plant biochemistry 
P310  Natural sciences and mathematics  Proteins, enzymology 
B390  Biomedical sciences  Phytotechny, horticulture, crop protection, phytopathology 
B740  Biomedical sciences  Pharmacological sciences, pharmacognosy, pharmacy, toxicology 
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Researchers (7)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  05265  PhD Jože Brzin  Natural sciences and mathematics  Researcher  2001 - 2003  222 
2.  14804  PhD Marjetka Kidrič  Natural sciences and mathematics  Researcher  2001 - 2003  118 
3.  04360  PhD Tatjana Popovič  Natural sciences and mathematics  Researcher  2001 - 2003  135 
4.  23576  PhD Jerica Sabotič  Natural sciences and mathematics  Researcher  2003  300 
5.  21551  PhD Nina Slapar  Natural sciences and mathematics  Researcher  2001 - 2003  21 
6.  07849  PhD Borut Štrukelj  Natural sciences and mathematics  Head  2001 - 2003  1,119 
7.  17285  Darja Žunič Kotar    Researcher  2001 - 2003 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0106  Jožef Stefan Institute  Ljubljana  5051606000  86,973 
Group for plant molecular biology at the Jozef Stefan Institute is dealing with the investigations on the isolation, biochemical characterisation and physiological role of cysteine proteinase inhibitors, isolated from plant and non-plant sources, as potential defence molecules directed against pathogen attack. In order to find novel inhibitors, more than twenty inhibitors were isolated and tested. Some of the candidates were selected and their cDNA clones were obtained for further incorporation into target plant genomes. Paralelly, the potential physiological role of plant cysteine proteinase inhibitors on draught stress are investigated in some legume plants. In an attempt to obtain biotechnologically important sweet-tasting protein, brazzein, we synthesised a gene, coding for brazzein, which will be expressed in appropriate expression system, and inserted into selected plat genome. Moreover, by using primary screening, we are looking in plant and fungal regnum for novel lipase inhibitors, trombin inhibitors, HIV-1 reverse transcriptase inhibitors, as well as novel antibiotic compounds, which might represent the starting compounds for further biotechnologically-important studies.
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