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Overexpression of a Potato Sucrose Synthase Gene in Cotton Accelerates Leaf Expansion, Reduces Seed Abortion, and Enhances Fiber Production

Xu, Shou-Min; Brill, Elizabeth; Llewellyn, Danny; Furbank, Robert; Ruan, Yong-Ling


Sucrose synthase (Sus) is a key enzyme in the breakdown of sucrose and is considered a biochemical marker for sink strength, especially in crop species, based on mutational and gene suppression studies. It remains elusive, however, whether, or to what extent, increase in Sus activity may enhance sink development. We aimed to address this question by expressing a potato Sus gene in cotton where Sus expression has been previously shown to be critical for normal seed and fiber development....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Molecular Plant
DOI: 10.1093/mp/ssr090


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