Start Date: Oct 01, 2010
End Date: Sep 18, 2013
We will use transgenic technology to develop genotypes enriched in nutrients beneficial for human health. These genotypes will be analyzed for gene expression, particularly to elucidate mechanisms responding to higher polyamines. The interaction of methyl jasmonate with polyamines in regulating fruit metabolism will be analyzed in methyl jasmonate deficient transgenic tomato genotype. Influence of cover crop mulches on gene expression and metabolite profiles will be conducted on field grown transgenic and non-transgenic plants.