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dc.contributor.supervisorAyele, Belay T. (Plant Science) Stasolla, Claudio (Plant Science)en_US
dc.contributor.authorDeol, Kirandeep
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-27T19:16:09Z
dc.date.available2012-07-27T19:16:09Z
dc.date.issued2012-07-27
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/8128
dc.description.abstractCurrent bioethanol production is predominantly based on starch from cereal crops such as corn and wheat which leads to increased competition for such crops between the food, feed and bioethanol industries. Thus, enhancing the sustainability of the bioethanol industry, at least in the short term, requires increased starch yield per seed or per unit area. Starch content of wheat grains is partly determined by sucrose transport efficiency from the source (the leaf) to the sink organ (the grain) which is partly mediated by sucrose transporter (SUT) proteins. Only one functional SUT (TaSUT1) gene of wheat is known to date. Using molecular gene cloning approaches, this thesis project identified the three homeologues of a new SUT (TaSUT2) gene from hexaploid wheat and demonstrated their functionality as sucrose transporters through heterologous expression in mutant yeast. Characterization of the spatio-temporal expression of TaSUT2 suggested its role in phloem loading, unloading and sucrose retrieval.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectPlanten_US
dc.subjectPhysiologyen_US
dc.subjectMolecularen_US
dc.titleMolecular cloning and functional characterization of a new Sucrose Transporter in hexaploid wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)en_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplinePlant Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeBrûlé-Babel, Anita (Plant Science) Schroeder, Dana (Biological Sciences)en_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Science (M.Sc.)en_US
dc.description.noteOctober 2012en_US


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