IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A DIRIGENT PROTEIN THAT CONTROLS THE BIOSYNTHESIS OF (+)-GOSSYPOL IN COTTON
Insect Control and Cotton Disease Research Unit
Project Number: 3091-22000-031-18
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Mar 10, 2010
End Date: Mar 09, 2014
1. Express cDNAs isolated from cotton that code for dirigent proteins in an insect/plant tissue culture system and assay for dirigent activity including the biosynthesis of (+)- or (-)-gossypol.
2. Transform cotton plants to optimize (+)-gossypol formation.
Cooperator will express appropriate cDNA sequences from cotton provided by the ARS cooperator in an insect/plant tissue culture system and test their activity for formation of (+)- or (-)-gossypol.