Agricultural Techniques & Research On Preventive Agrodiagnostics
Bridging the gap between diagnostics and conservation
Atropa concerns the utilization of LRR domain containing proteins for agricultural diagnostics. We acquired the LRR domain of the Sw-5b resistance gene of Solanum peruvianum and fused it with the Fc domain of an IgG1 protein with a linker to assure correct folding of all partners. The utility of this chimera was tested with the Yeast-two-Hybrid method and as a bait we used the movement protein of Tomato spotted wilt virus (NSm:YFP) fused with YFP.
the problems
Crops are being destroyed
By harmful pathogens such as TSWV
TSWV spreads fast
Many pathogens easily cross the wildlife/crop barrier
Pathogens resort to the wild
Wildlife habitats become pathogen incubators
Biodiversity is at risk
Crop pathogens become perilous for wild ecosystems
Paving the appropriate way to implement your idea in the real world can be an arduous yet rewarding task. From building our actual test kit, to exploring the ways we can conserve the environment, whilst tackling the food crisis, our team this year went above and beyond to deliver a complete tool with immense future possibilities. Today the battle is fought against TSWV, tomorrow it may as well be against every plant pathogen there is.
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller . We based our choice of project in a set of values that characterize our team as a whole. It is a common secret that humanity has devastated and trivialized the environment unprecedentedly. Thoughout our project we prioritized the environment and tried to protect it in many aspects.