Diagnostic tools for quality enhancement in Australian essential oil indust




Tea Tree Oil

Research Organisation

Australian National University

Objective Summary

The project aims to exploit the recent discovery of genes that control the production of terpenes in Eucalyptus and Melaleuca (Myrtaceae). The discovery of these genes for the first time provides a means of identifying the genetic differences responsible for the chemotypic variation among species and genotypes of Eucalyptus and Melaleuca plantation cultivars.

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Project Start Date

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Project Completion Date

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

TTO-Improving supply