Underpinning data to enhance plant oil accumulation

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: School of Biosciences

Abstract

United States/Singapore
 
Description DOI:10.1104/pp.16.01705

Exciting new data on lipid accumulation in seeds of oilseed rape
Exploitation Route Additional international collaborations have been set up to continue with this work
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Education

 
Description Findings already of interest to industry as evidenced by collaborative interest from various industrial organisations.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Education
Impact Types Economic

 
Title Regulation of oil production in Brassica napus 
Description Flux control analysis applied to oil-seed rape embryos including radiolabelling of metabolites 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact World leaders in this sort of methodology 
 
Title Oil accumulation in oilseed rape 
Description Together with our collaborators, we are evaluating labelling results by metabolic control analysis methods. We are also developing transgenic lines which have enzyme activities changed to use in the above techniques 
Type Of Material Data handling & control 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact We are world leaders in the application of control analysis to lipid synthesis 
 
Description National University of Singapore 
Organisation National University of Singapore
Country Singapore 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Visit to NUS and mass spec. analysis of samples sent. Collaborators visited Cardiff in September 2015. Prof. Harwood visited Singapore in 2016 for joint discussions. A joint paper has been written and a first draft has been sent.
Collaborator Contribution Mass spectroscopy analysis of samples and discussion of joint paper
Impact Five presentations at international meetings
Start Year 2015
 
Description University of North Texas 
Organisation University of North Texas
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Visit to UNT and work there by post-doctoral. Tissue distribution of products by MALDI-MS. We are continuing this collaboration using samples from transgenic plants
Collaborator Contribution Training of post-doctoral and analysis of samples sent.
Impact Presentations at six international meetings
Start Year 2015
 
Description Univesity of Hong Kong 
Organisation Hong Kong University of Science and Tech
Department Division of Life Science
Country Hong Kong 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Royal Society grant to facilitate expansion of the project to include study of acyl-CoA binding proteins in Brassica napus. We are providing transgenic lines for analysis
Collaborator Contribution Identifying ACBPs and following their expression during development.
Impact Project has just begun.
Start Year 2016
 
Description EFL conference 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation and discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Plant Lipid Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact EFL meeting Rothamsted, Harpenden. Poster presentation.

AOSC meeting, Orlando. Invited talk.

ISLS meeting, Singapore. Invited talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit to the Philippines 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation and discussions with staff at IRRI (the International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos) to inform them about oils in crops and ways of enhancing the utility of harvested materials. This had relevance to government policy in the Philippines as well as further development of crops in the Far East.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017