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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2021-02-01 - 2023-01-31

Zur Untersuchung der molekularen Grundlagen der Pflanze-Mikroorganismen Interaktion haben sich die so genannten „-OMICS“-Techniken als besonders leistungsfähig herausgestellt. For the investigation of the molecular basis of plant-microbe interactions, the so-called "-OMICS" techniques have proven to be particularly powerful. The primary goal of this project is to expand the existing method portfolio for metabolome analysis of plants, microorganisms and their interactions. In particular, many interesting questions have arisen within the framework of the FWF project SFB FUSARIUM (2009-2019). Two of the open scientific questions related to resistance mechanisms of the host will be investigated by directly applying the new methods to Fusarium-treated wheat samples. The new scientific knowledge gained on Fusarium head blight will serve a better understanding of the metabolism of plants under stress. The project will therefore provide novel insight into plant defence mechanisms and can help in the long term to develop new control strategies and measures for sustainable plant protection. Translated with (free version)

Dietary protein reduction in combination with simultaneous supply of limiting amino acids reduces environmental load with nitrogen and helps to save feeding costs. To take full advantage of low protein diets, the energy supply must also be taken into account. With high protein diets, excess absorbed amino acids are converted into nitrogenous waste which is excreted through urine and faeces into the environment. The goal of the present study is to investigate the effect of a crude protein reduction under different energy levels with consideration of the ideal-protein on zootechnical and slaughter performance, as well as carcass characteristic parameters of fattening pigs.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2021-05-01 - 2022-04-30

The availability of large scale storage solutions is considered to be key for establishing the highly anticipated ‚energy change‘ and hence of central importance for policies, industry, research, and other branches in order to secure energy supply. Underground gas reservoirs offer enormous storage capacities for green hydrogen when compared to surface based storage solutions. The current project aims at the investigation of potentially occurring, hydrogen-driven metabolic reactions which can be catalyzed by microorganisms dwelling in natural gas reservoirs. Potential responses of the microbial community endogenous to formation water samples will be analysed with respect to hydrogen exposure. Adequate formation water samples will then be selected and used for high-pressure storage experiments with hydrogen admixtures mimicking realistic reservoir conditions.

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