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Molecular cloning and functional characterization of a new Sucrose Transporter in hexaploid wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

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dc.contributor.supervisor Ayele, Belay T. (Plant Science) Stasolla, Claudio (Plant Science) en_US
dc.contributor.author Deol, Kirandeep
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-27T19:16:09Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-27T19:16:09Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/8128
dc.description.abstract Current 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.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Plant en_US
dc.subject Physiology en_US
dc.subject Molecular en_US
dc.title Molecular cloning and functional characterization of a new Sucrose Transporter in hexaploid wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Plant Science en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Brûlé-Babel, Anita (Plant Science) Schroeder, Dana (Biological Sciences) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2012 en_US


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