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Molecular cloning and characterization of genes encoding cytochrome p450s of gibberellin biosynthesis

Objective

The objective of this project is to clone the cytochrome P450 of the GA-biosynthetic pathway from endosperm of pumpkin. The cloned gene(s) will be used to manipulate the GAs biosynthesis by modifying their expression, in order to obtain transgenic plants with improved agronomic characteristics. This estratagy offering a better alternative to the use of synthetic growth retardants. The objective of this project is to clone the cytochrome P450 of the GA-biosynthetic pathway from endosperm of pumpkin. The cloned gene(s) will be used to manipulate the GAs biosynthesis by modifying their expression, in order to obtain transgenic plants with improved agronomic characteristics. This estratagy offering a better alternative to the use of synthetic growth retardants.

Funding Scheme

RGI - Research grants (individual fellowships)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
Address
Long Ashton Research Station
BS41 9AF Bristol
United Kingdom