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Mr Olaf Kranse

Postgraduate Student
Mr Olaf Kranse
Department of Plant Sciences
University of Cambridge
Downing Street

Cambridge CB2 3EA


Plant parasitic nematodes cause a great deal of damage to global agriculture each year. Some of these parasites can convert normal plant root tissue into a feeding site, which drains plant resources and under heavy burden can lead to plant death.

A viable approach for genetic modification to study these plant-parasitic nematodes is a crucial step in understanding how genes function in the parasites.

The goal of this project is to develop a reliable GM method for the plant-parasitic nematodes which could help to understand more about gene function in these parasites.

For any questions or suggestions regarding this project feel free to contact me via email. 

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