New approaches to unravelling post-translational controls operating on the cyanobacterial CO2 concentrating mechanism

  • Price, Dean (PI)
  • Badger, Murray (CoI)

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Description

    Marine cyanobacteria are major contributors to global photosynthetic primary productivity, yet controls that shut-down CO2 acquisition processes in the dark, and activate them in the light, are still poorly understood. We will employ a comprehensive new mutagenesis and Next-Gen genome sequencing approach to discover the post-translational controls that regulate the activation and inactivation of these processes. This information is critical to our applied goal of engineering parts of the cyanobacterial CO2 acquisition into plant chloroplasts for the purpose of improving photosynthesis and water-use efficiency of key crop plants.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/01/1318/11/14

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$465,000.00

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