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Research

1. Programme Area

1 Functional plant biology

The focus of this Programme Area is to advance the understanding of the regulation systems in horticultural crops.

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2. Programme Area

2 Plant-microbe systems

This Programme Area analyses how microorganisms impact on horticultural plants and how plants in turn systematically regulate the microbial activity in their Environment.

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3. Programme Area

3 Plant quality and food security

The impact of plants and plant-based food on human nutrition and food security critically depends on diversity, composition and quality of plants as well as on socio-economic factors. This Programme Area studies this interaction and interdependencies from biological, environmental and socio-economic perspectives.

4. Programme Area

4 Horticultural systems of the future

This Programme Area addresses the sustainable use of horticultural crops in cultivation systems, including the development of innovative management strategies for climate change Adaptation.

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5. Programme Area

5 Standort Erfurt

Der Standort Erfurt des IGZ hat viele Jahre zum Erfolg des Instituts beigetragen. Der Senat der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft hat im Jahr 2016 empfohlen, die Arbeiten des IGZ auf den Standort Großbeeren zu konzentrieren. Diese Empfehlung ist mit einer deutlichen Kürzung der Förderung des IGZ im Rahmen der Le...

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