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Alternative splicing, activation of cryptic exons and amino acid substitutions in carotenoid biosynthetic genes are associated with lutein accumulation in wheat endosperm

Howitt, Crispin A; Cavanagh, Colin R; Bowerman, Andrew F; Cazzonelli, Christopher; Rampling, Lynette; Mimica, Joanna; Pogson, Barry


Endosperm carotenoid content in wheat is a primary determinant of flour colour and this affects both the nutritional value of the grain and its utility for different applications. Utilising wheat rice synteny two genes, ε-cyclase (ε-LCY) and phytoene sy

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Functional & Integrative Genomics
DOI: 10.1007/s10142-009-0121-3


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