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CONTROL OF SUPERFICIAL SCALD IN APPLES WITHOUT POSTHARVEST CHEMICAL TREATMENT

Investigators
Whitaker B D
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2000
End date
2004
Objective
To clone the gene from apple peel tissue that encodes alpha-farnesene synthase and express the cDNA in transformed E. coli or yeast cell lines to obtain functional, purified enzyme for biochemical studies. To determine whether in vivo oxidation of alpha-farnesene in apple peel is enzymatic, and if so, to isolate and purify the oxidase enzyme, and subsequently clone the gene that encodes the enzyme.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
1275-43000-009-01R
Accession number
403233
Categories
Escherichia coli
Commodities
Produce