Investigation into legumes with pharmaceutical and aquaculture potential




New and Emerging Plant Industries

Research Organisation

University of Western Australia

Objective Summary

Develop a capacity for chemical analysis of legumes such that species from the unique University of Western Australia genebank with valuable pharmaceutical or aquaculture benefit can be developed. Undertake chemical identification of isoflavonoids and bioactive compounds from legumes and asses their efficacy in mammalian breast prostate cancer proliferation assays. Generate a basic knowledge of the chemistry of legume germplasms such that cultivars can be developed to suit specific industries. Develop cultivars for specific industries.

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Project Start Date

Monday, July 1, 2002

Project Completion Date

Friday, June 15, 2007

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Promoting and maintaining good health

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

NEPI-RD&E to generate benefit across several plant industries