|Stipanovic, Robert - Bob|
Submitted to: American Society of Plant Biologists
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/18/2009
Publication Date: 7/22/2009
Citation: Rathore, K.S., Sundaram, S., Sunilkumar, G., Campbell, L.M., Puckhaber, L.S., Stipanovic, R.D. 2009. RNAi-mediated elimination of toxic gossypol from cottonseed: A powerful model demonstrating the effectiveness of molecular tools to enhance global food security [abstract]. Proceedings of the American Society of Plant Biologists, July 18-22, 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii. p. 54.
Technical Abstract: Cottonseed, a byproduct of lint production, remains an abundant but greatly underutilized source of protein because of the presence of toxic gossypol. Annual, worldwide production of 44 million metric tons (MMT) of cottonseed contains ~10 MMT of protein, enough to meet the basic protein requirements of 500 million people. We utilized RNA interference to inhibit the expression of the