We have identified a carotenoid esterase and are looking to understand its function in plants and to manipulate it in 1-2 cereals species to enhance antioxidant and provitamin A levels.
Possible techniques: molecular genetics, biochemistry, developmental biology, GMOs and plant transformation
Our first manuscript on this project is in preparation
See http://biology.anu.edu.au/people/barry-pogson; http://biology.anu.edu.au/research/labs/pogson-lab-chloroplast-nuclear-signalling-light-drought-and-carotenoids and http://www.plantenergy.uwa.edu.au for background into our lab and our major collaborators.
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