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Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) has been hosting a high-profile seminar series across the disciplines of agriculture, food and nutrition science since 2014. With a range of speakers from Australia and abroad, the series explores how high-impact science will significantly improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the tropical and sub-tropical food, fibre and agribusiness sectors.

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Genes controlling sucrose movement in grasses

Tue 5 Nov 2019 12:00pm1:00pm


Queensland Bioscience Precinct (QBP)
Building 80
The University of Queensland, St Lucia
3.142 Large seminar room

Talk abstract: Carbohydrate partitioning is the process whereby photoassimilates are distributed from their site of synthesis in leaves to the rest of the plant. For most plants, fixed carbon, in the form of sucrose, is loaded into the phloem and transported from leaves to non-photosynthetic tissues, such as stems, roots, and fruits.
The long-term goal of the Braun lab is to determine which genes regulate how and where carbon is allocated in plants. In this talk, I will describe our recent findings related to transporters and other genes controlling sucrose accumulation and distribution in grasses.
Speaker's bio: David Braun is a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is also the Director of the Missouri Maize Center. Prior to MU, he was an Associate and Assistant Professor at Pennsylvania State University. He did his postdoctoral research at the University of California-Berkeley, his graduate training at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and his undergraduate studies at the University of California-San Diego.

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