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PlantStress Biotech INCT

Biotechnological Assets Applied to Drought and Pests in Relevant Crops for Agribusiness

Main biotic and abiotic stresses we work


Boll weevil

Anthomonus grandis



Meloidogyne incognita

Meloidogyne javanica



Drought tolerance genes



Helicoverpa armigera

Spodoptera frugiperda


What We Do

The National Institute of Science and Technology, PlantStress Biotech INCT, integrates various Brazilian research groups and international partners, experts in plant physiology, transcriptomic, epigenetic, proteomic, bioinformatic and functional genomics analyses.


The integrative research group represents a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional network with national and international excellence to generate innovative biotechnologies applied to corn, soybean and cotton focused on the tolerance to deficit hydric and pest control (Meloidogyne spp, H. armigera and S. frugiperda).


The project includes bioprospection, isolation, characterization, and functional validation of genes/molecules involved in plant pest resistance and drought tolerance. 

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Our Goals

Focusing on agribusiness, the INCT PlantStress Biotech has significantly contributed to boosting productivity, sustainability, and competitiveness in the sector. Its research spans from improvements in agricultural practices to the development of innovative technologies.

Beyond drought stress and pest control, the generated biotechnological assets hold the potential to influence other critical traits like seed and fruit quality, nutritional value enhancement, and more. This holistic approach positions the INCT as a cornerstone for the advancement of the Brazilian agribusiness, promising a future where innovation and sustainability coalesce for the benefit of society at large.

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A high-impact program for Brazilian Agriculture


Principais notícias do site

The 2023 Annual LIMPP Workshop: Focus on Student Engagement


Principais notícias do site

Agricultural Technology Revolutionizes Sustainable Production


Principais notícias do site

Research Developing Nematode Control Alternatives Receives Awards at Conference



Cartazes dos princiapsi eventos em biotecnologia de plantas

VII Plant Abiotic Stress Tolerance and V Plant Biotic Stresses & Resistance Mechanisms

5 - 8 February 2024

Cartazes dos princiapsi eventos em biotecnologia de plantas

8th Brazilian Biotechnology Congress

17 - 20 November 2024

Cartazes dos princiapsi eventos em biotecnologia de plantas

4th Bio Iberoamérica

3-6 September 2024


Associate laboratories      Partnerships

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