Scholarship - Ms Huimei Wu


Genes encoding storage proteins are primarily responsible for storage protein synthesis in the endosperm. However, the final grain quality is determined not only by protein synthesis but also by the correct folding and sorting and deposition into protein bodies via complex pathways with quality control mechanisms. Understanding of these is currently limited in all cereals, in spite of protein quality being of prime significance for commercial and nutritional reasons.



Research Organisation

Swinburne University of Technology

Objective Summary

This project will investigate the roles of two important gene families that are involved in providing certain characteristics to rice elongation cooking and the wheat flour/dough properties which are of prime importance to the food industry. This will lead to molecular genetic information that can be used for cultivar selection and novel germplasm identification, which can be used for breeding purposes.

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Project Start Date

Saturday, April 1, 2006

Project Completion Date

Monday, August 31, 2009

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

RIC-Extension, sustainability and human capital