MYB transcription factors that colour our fruit

Allan, A.C., Hellens, R.P., & Laing, W.A. (2008) MYB transcription factors that colour our fruit. Trends in Plant Science, 13(3), pp. 99-102.

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Anthocyanin concentration is a primary determinant of plant colour. Fruit anthocyanin biosynthesis is controlled by a distinct clade of R2R3 MYB transcription factors. In apple, three recent papers describe the discovery of MYB genes activating skin, flesh and foliage anthocyanic colour. These findings lead the way to new approaches in the breeding and biotechnological development of fruit with new colour patterns.

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ID Code: 71432
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996):106
Export Date: 6 May 2014
Source: Scopus
PubMed ID: 18280199
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DOI: 10.1016/j.tplants.2007.11.012
ISSN: 1878-4372
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 12 May 2014 06:26
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 05:22

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