Gene expression studies in kiwifruit and gene over-expression in Arabidopsis indicates that GDP-L-galactose guanyltransferase is a major control point of vitamin C biosynthesis

@article{Bulley2009GeneES,
  title={Gene expression studies in kiwifruit and gene over-expression in Arabidopsis indicates that GDP-L-galactose guanyltransferase is a major control point of vitamin C biosynthesis},
  author={Sean M. Bulley and Maysoon Rassam and Dana Hoser and Wolfgang Otto and Nicole Sch{\"u}nemann and Michele Wright and Elspeth A Macrae and Andrew P. Gleave and William Laing},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Botany},
  year={2009},
  volume={60},
  pages={765 - 778}
}
Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid, AsA) is an essential metabolite for plants and animals. Kiwifruit (Actinidia spp.) are a rich dietary source of AsA for humans. To understand AsA biosynthesis in kiwifruit, AsA levels and the relative expression of genes putatively involved in AsA biosynthesis, regeneration, and transport were correlated by quantitative polymerase chain reaction in leaves and during fruit development in four kiwifruit genotypes (three species; A. eriantha, A. chinensis, and A… CONTINUE READING
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