Adding value to blue mallee plantations
Grant number: LP150100798 | Funding period: 2015 - 2019
The project aims to develop the tools and knowledge required for establishing and enhancing the profitability of plantations of blue mallee (Eucalyptus polybractea). This is important because mallees have considerable potential for sustainable essential oil and biomass production in low rainfall regions, and they can sequester considerable amounts of carbon in their below-ground parts. The project intends to produce trees with improved oil quality and yields through chromosome doubling and breeding, and to dissect the mechanisms that underpin essential oil production through the production of mutants and studies of the main monoterpene producing enzyme.
Related publications (5)
Monoterpene synthases responsible for the terpene profile of anther glands in Eucalyptus polybractea RT Baker (Myrtaceae)
Jason QD Goodger, Demi Sargent, John Humphries, Ian E Woodrow
Research on terpene biosynthesis in the genus Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae) is poorly developed, but recently large numbers of terpene sy..
Induction and characterisation of tetraploidy in Eucalyptus polybractea RT Baker
Shyama C Fernando, Jason QD Goodger, Bee L Chew, Tal J Cohen, Ian E Woodrow
Eucalyptus polybractea (blue mallee) is the main commercial source of pharmaceutical grade eucalyptus oil in Australia. In foliage..
Differential metabolic specialization of foliar oil glands in Eucalyptus brevistylis Brooker (Myrtaceae)
Jason QD Goodger, Samiddhi L Senaratne, Dean Nicolle, Ian E Woodrow
Trees and shrubs from the genus Eucalyptus are characterized by the presence of numerous foliar oil glands that generally house mo..
Plant regeneration through indirect organogenesis and genetic transformation of Eucalyptus polybractea RT Baker
Shyama C Fernando, Jason QD Goodger, Samantha Saucedo Gutierrez, Alexander AT Johnson, Ian E Woodrow
Eucalyptus polybractea (blue mallee) is the most widely harvested species in Australia for the production of pharmaceutical grade ..
Foliar Essential Oil Glands of Eucalyptus Subgenus Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae) Are a Rich Source of Flavonoids and Related Non-Volatile Constituents
Jason QD Goodger, Samiddhi L Seneratne, Dean Nicolle, Ian E Woodrow
The sub-dermal secretory cavities (glands) embedded within the leaves of Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae) were once thought to be the exclus..