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Final Report - REDHOTGEN (Economic exploitation of genomics: genetic and physiological regulation of skin red colour development on apples under high temperature environments)

Project ID: 230857
Funded under: FP7-PEOPLE

Abstract

This is the final report of the REDHOTGEN project, which is funded under the European Commission (EC) Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). This project aimed to establish the genetic and physiological bases of the regulation of red colour development in the skin of apples in high-temperature environments. The skin colour of the same cultivars grown in different environments was compared by analysing the physiological control of skin colouration. It was found that the anthocyanin concentration - pigments responsible for apple skin's red colouration - is affected by warm temperatures.&L&LThe project successfully located a gene that controls the anthocyanin synthesis pathway and responds to warm temperatures, thus explaining the extent of red colouration in apple skins. The data obtained could be developed to produce new apple cultivars with a high-potential of fruit colour typical of Mediterranean areas.

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