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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A DIRIGENT PROTEIN THAT CONTROLS THE BIOSYNTHESIS OF (+)-GOSSYPOL IN COTTON

Location: Insect Control and Cotton Disease Research Unit

Project Number: 3091-22000-031-18
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Mar 10, 2010
End Date: Mar 09, 2014

Objective:
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.

Approach:
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.

Last Modified: 10/20/2014
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