Regulation of carotenoid biosynthesis in banana fruit

Buah, Stephen (2015) Regulation of carotenoid biosynthesis in banana fruit. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This thesis investigated the basis for massive differences in provitamin A carotenoid content in banana fruits. Rather than gene expression levels, carotenoid storage capacity and product degradation explained much of the differences. Such information should provide important insights for future developments in the biofortification of banana. A high carotenoid-containing cultivar, 'Asupina' and a popular commercial but low carotenoid-containing cultivar, 'Cavendish' were used in the investigations.

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ID Code: 82719
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Mortimer, Cara, Dale, James, & Khanna, Harjeet
Keywords: Carotenoid accumulation, Transcriptional, Amyloplasts, Sequestration, Gene expression, Gene isolation, HPLC, RT-qPCR, Gene silencing, Pro-vitamin A
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2015 04:49
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 06:20

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