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Sulphur and nitrogen nutrition influence the response of chickpea seeds to an added, transgenic sink for organic sulphur

Chiaiese, P; Ohkama-Ohtsu, N; Molvig, Lisa; Godfree, R; Dove, Hugh; Hocart, Charles; Fujiwara, Toru; Higgins, T J V; Tabe, Linda M


In order to increase the concentration of the nutritionally essential sulphur amino acids in seed protein, a transgene encoding a methionine- and cysteine-rich protein, sunflower seed albumin (SSA), was transferred to chickpeas (Cicer arietinum L). Transgenic seeds that accumulated SSA contained more methionine and less oxidized sulphur than the controls, suggesting that additional demand for sulphur amino acids from the expression of the transgene stimulated sulphur assimilation. In addition,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Experimental Botany
DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erh198


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