Development of molecular tools for the improvement of transgene expression in sugar cane

Palupe, Anthony (2015) Development of molecular tools for the improvement of transgene expression in sugar cane. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Biotechnology has the potential to improve sugar cane, one of the world's major crops for food and fuel. This research describes the detailed characterisation of introns and their potential for enhancing transgene expression in sugar cane via intron-mediated enhancement (IME). IME is a phenomenon whereby an intron enhances gene expression from a promoter. Current knowledge on the mechanism of IME or its potential for enhancing gene expression in sugar cane is limited. A better understanding of the factors responsible for IME will help develop new molecular tools that facilitate high levels of constitutive and tissue-specific gene expression in this crop.

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ID Code: 90043
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Kinkema, Mark, Dale, James, Williams, Brett, & Geijskes, Jason
Keywords: transgene expression, sugar cane, biotechnology, intron-mediated enhancement, promoter-like activity
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 16 Feb 2016 03:13
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2017 06:52

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