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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Evaluation of Myb1a Gene Expression in Citrus

Location: Subtropical Insects and Horticulture Research

Project Number: 6618-21000-014-03
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Dec 01, 2010
End Date: Sep 30, 2015

Objective:
Evaluate potential of myb1A gene constructs (from Vitis vinifera) for use in producing anthocyanin in citrus. If effective, the citrus gene equivalent will be extracted and utilized as a cis-genic selectable marker.

Approach:
Use two constructs obtained from the collaborator in Agrobacterium mediated transformation of citrus and tobacco. Regenerate shoots and assess for presence of myb1A and evaluate gene expression. If promising plants will be grown out for further assessment.

Last Modified: 9/29/2014
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