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Research Project: Genetic Approaches of Improving Crop Nutritional Quality Traits

Location: Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research

Project Number: 8062-21000-047-21-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 16, 2019
End Date: Sep 15, 2021

The objectives of this cooperative research are 1) to clone a gene that suppresses carotenoid accumulation in melon fruit, 2) to functionally characterize it and elucidate its regulatory mechanism, and 3) to identify additional new genes in mediating carotenoid accumulation.

The approaches include to: use next generation sequencing, molecular, biochemical, and genetic tools for gene isolation, functional study, and to use traditional breeding and genetic approaches for developing nutritional quality trait enhanced crops.