Project Number: 3091-22000-031-18-N
Project Type: Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Mar 10, 2010
End Date: Mar 9, 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.