PECTINET : molecular study of pectin metabolism in chicory roots

  • Van Cutsem, Pierre (PI)
  • Draye, Mallory (Researcher)
  • Liners, Francoise (Researcher)
  • Van Mellaert, Frank (Researcher)

Project: Research

Project Details


The purpose of this project, carried out in collaboration with the Faculté Universitaire Agronomique de Gembloux is to identify and quantify by real time PCR the expression of genes coding for the enzymes involved in pectin synthesis and degradation in the chicory root. The final aim of this project is to identify sequence polymorphism from the enzymes involved.
Effective start/end date1/04/0231/03/05


  • pectin
  • chicory root
  • pectolytic enzymes
  • molecular biology


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