Domenico Perrone

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BACKGROUND Parthenocarpy, or fruit development in the absence of fertilization, has been genetically engineered in eggplant and in other horticultural species by using the DefH9-iaaM gene. The iaaM gene codes for tryptophan monoxygenase and confers auxin synthesis, while the DefH9 controlling regions drive expression of the gene specifically in the ovules(More)
Phaseolin (PHAS) and phytohemagglutinin (PHA) represent the main seed protein fractions in common bean. Currently, several ecotypes of common bean cultivated in marginal areas exist, above all in Southern Italy regions. Such germplasm could be lost due to the genetic uniformity of new cultivars. Moreover, the first step to obtain community recognition and(More)
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