Institute of Plant Sciences

Molecular Plant Physiology

Improving source-sink transport for improved crop yield (ERA-CAPS)

This is a collaborative project involving groups of the University of Oxford (UK) and the Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology (Potsdam-Golm, Germany). Both source and sink tissues of tomato plants will be engineered and transgenic lines will be screened for fruit yield. Furthermore, our sub-project will undertake research to identify transporters involved in fruit nitrogen allocation, yield and fruit quality.