Wayne Morris

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Germplasm of Solanum tuberosum and Solanum phureja exhibit a wide (over 20-fold) variation in tuber carotenoid content. The levels of carotenoids during tuber development and storage were compared in a high carotenoid-accumulating S. phureja accession (DB375\1) with two S. tuberosum cultivars (Pentland Javelin and Desiree) that accumulate lower levels of(More)
Quality traits such as flavour and texture are assuming a greater importance in crop breeding programmes. This study takes advantage of potato germplasm differentiated in tuber flavour and texture traits. A recently developed 44,000-element potato microarray was used to identify tuber gene expression profiles that correspond to differences in tuber flavour(More)
Anthocyanin content of potato tubers is a trait that is attracting increasing attention as the potential nutritional benefits of this class of compound become apparent. However, our understanding of potato tuber anthocyanin accumulation is not complete. The aim of this study was to use a potato microarray to investigate gene expression patterns associated(More)
Carotenoids are isoprenoids with important biological roles both for plants and animals. The yellow flesh colour of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) tubers is a quality trait dependent on the types and levels of carotenoids that accumulate. The carotenoid biosynthetic pathway is well characterised, facilitating the successful engineering of carotenoid content(More)
125I-Insulin binding to isolated brain microvessels from control, streptozotocin diabetic, and insulin-treated diabetic rats was measured. The binding was highest in the control (21.1 +/- 1.8%/mg capillary protein) and lowest in the diabetic (14.8 +/- 1.9%, p less than 0.01) animals. Administration of 2 U of protamine zinc insulin per day increased the(More)
Current applications for high power electronic devices such as microprocessors, communications devices and power transistors demand solder joints with well known reliability under a wide range of conditions. This reliability represents a major design challenge requiring detailed information about the constitutive response of the solder joints and the manner(More)
Although cooked potato tuber texture is an important trait that influences consumer preference, a detailed understanding of tuber textural properties at the molecular level is lacking. Previous work has identified tuber pectin methyl esterase activity (PME) as a potential factor impacting on textural properties. In this study, tuber PME isoform and gene(More)
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