Study of inulin metabolism in <i>Cichorium intybus</i>

Project: Research

Description

Our research aims to select chicory with the help of molecular markers, and to improve, by genetic engineering, its inulin production. Inulin is a polyfructan with high dietary and food value. Currently, chicories are transformed with chimeric constructs containing 1-SST or 1-FFT inulin synthesis genes by means of modified binary vector/Agrobacterium tumefaciens system. Studies and antisense inhibition of invertase activities would permit the control of fructan depolymerization during cold stress.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/9431/03/01

Keywords

  • Agrobacterium tumefaciens ¿ antisense ¿ 1-SST ¿ 1-FFT ¿ invertase ¿ cold stress
  • Inulin
  • Agrobacterium tumefaciens ? antisense ? 1-SST ? 1-FFT ? invertase ? cold stress
  • chicory
  • transgenese
  • fructan
  • overexpression
  • binary vector