Location: Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research
Project Number: 8062-21000-047-11-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jul 1, 2016
End Date: Oct 31, 2019
The objectives of this cooperative research are 1) to biochemically and genetically analyze the interactions and involvement of the components of the plastid protein import machinery in chromoplast biogenesis; 2) to determine the basis of them in inducing chromoplast biogenesis; and 3) to identify additional genetic elements in the chromoplast biogenesis pathway from vegetables and fruits.
Standard genetic, molecular and biochemical approaches will be employed. They include techniques used to examine protein-protein interactions, protein-DNA interactions, and metabolites. In addition, genomics and proteomics will be used to help identify the potential candidates.