Valorization of chicory pulp : pectolytic enzymes molecular markers for breeding new inulin producing varieties

  • VAN CUTSEM, Pierre (PI)
  • Frettinger, Patrick (Researcher)
  • Leonard, Sandrine (Researcher)
  • Liners, Francoise (Researcher)
  • Marchal, Francoise (Researcher)

Project: Research

Project Details

Description

Our aims are to optimize molecular tools for breeding chicory varieties fulfilling industrial needs for pectin production and valorization. We therefore further study both the structure of the chicory pectin and the pectolytic activities during the growing season of chicory.
AcronymPULPES CHICOREES
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/04/0530/06/07

Keywords

  • pectin
  • chicory
  • pectin acetylesterase
  • molecular markers
  • <i>Cichorium intybus</i>
  • pectin methylesterase