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Control of transgene expression in strawberry. - HH2119SSF

Description
The main objective of this proposal is to isolate and characterise fruit- and ripening-specific promoters for the precise temporal and spacial control of transgene expression in strawberry. The promoters obtained will enable desirable genes to be expressed in the right tissue at the right time. They will be inserted with appropriate genes into strawberry plants via transformation to eventually produce new cultivars with enhanced quality characteristics such as improved sweetness and better storage properties. This proposal is a logical extension of MAFF Open Competition project hh20108tsf investigating the role of cellulase in the texture of strawberry fruit. It also compliments the Commissioned programme HH1018SSF which is evaluating the effects of modifying the expression of several other ripening-related genes on fruit quality. This work directly supports the objective to reduce post-harvest losses through improved quality and availability of produce coming out of store and by improving shelf-life.
Objective
The objective of this project is to isolate and characterise fruit- and ripening-specific promoters for precise temporal and spatial control of transgene expression in strawberry.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Control of transgene expression in strawberry.   (682k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1998

To: 2001

Cost: £206,398
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Horticulture Research International
Keywords
Biotechnology              
Crop Improvement              
Farming              
Fruit              
Genetically modified food and crops              
GM Food              
Horticulture              
Strawberries              
Fields of Study
Horticulture
Horticulture