Location: Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research
Project Number: 8062-21000-047-021-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 16, 2019
End Date: Jan 31, 2024
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.