Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email Scientists have conducted the world’s first large-scale gene expression study of the humble pineapple and have identified many genes involved in the ripening and nutritional benefits of the tropical fruit. The pineapple is a tropical fruit crop of significant commercial value, yet surprisingly there has been little research undertaken world-wide, researchers said. “This is the first large-scale gene expression study that has identified numerous genes involved in pineapple ripening and other important processes such as redox activity and organic acid metabolis,” Dr. Jonni Koia from the University of Queensland said. “In addition, his research also identified genes conferring nutritional and health benefits, such as those involved in anti-oxidant, glutathione and vitamin C production,” said Koia. “The results generated from his study have wide-ranging use across agriculture and food science, and could be incorporated in the future development of other important food and plant crops,” she said. Koia also characterized two genomic regions (called promoters) that control gene activity within the cell and have important biotechnological applications. “The demand for new plant-based gene promoters without patent protection is of particular interest among the research and Agbiotech community,” she said. The two promoters discovered by Koia’s research are derived from pineapple can be freely used for basic research and the plant improvement. Her research also has potential health outcomes, which may lead to improved nutritional and dietary intake of food crops to relieve chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. 0 H S Website Prev Post Movie Review: Baat Bann Gayi 11/10/2013 Next Post Blackbuck case: Bollywood actors Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam to appear in court on Friday 11/10/2013 Related Posts ವಿದ್ಯಾಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀ ಸಮೂಹ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಾವರ: ವಿಶ್ವ ಆಹಾರ ಸುರಕ್ಷತಾ ದಿನದ ಆಚರಣೆ 08/06/2023 New Mangalore Port Announces Annual Awards Night to Felicitate Port Users for Excellence in Port Operations during 2022-23 30/05/2023 ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಗೆ ಕೋವಿಡ್ ಮಾರ್ಗಸೂಚಿ ಪ್ರಕಟಿಸಿದ ಉಡುಪಿ ಡಿಸಿ: ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕ ಸ್ಥಳದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾಸ್ಕ್, ಸ್ಯಾನಿಟೈಸರ್ ಕಡ್ಡಾಯ..! 31/12/2022 Write A Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.