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Improvement of the field and post harvest performance of two food crops by enhancing antioxidant content and oxyradicals - FT0229(2)

The aim of this project is to create novel tomato and lettuce germoplasm which have enhanced oxyradical scavenging potential and higher ontioxidant levels in both the leaf and the crop product, leading to better crop performance during growth and enhanced quality of post harvest product. to complete the relevant genetic constructs for insertion into cells and to generate primary transformants. to identify by phsiological nalysis enhanced oxyradical scavenging potential and antioxidant content in these transformants. to distinguish plant lines with enhanced post harvest performance.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1997

To: 2000

Cost: £945,574
Contractor / Funded Organisations
John Innes Centre (BBSRC), University of Essex, Dept of Biology, University - Lancaster, Sharpes International Seeds Ltd, Plant Breeding Institute
Fields of Study
Resource Efficient and Resilient Food Chain