Isolation and Characterization of Circadian Clock Genes in the Biofuel Plant Pongamia (Millettia pinnata)
Harry P Winarto, Lim Chee Liew, Peter M Gresshoff, Paul T Scott, Mohan B Singh, Prem L Bhalla
BIOENERGY RESEARCH | SPRINGER | Published : 2015
The increasing human population has led to an inevitable increase in global energy demands. In the recent decades, biofuels have emerged as one of the potential solutions to the world’s insatiable energy needs while reducing the high reliance on fossil fuels. Pongamia (Millettia pinnata), a nitrogen-fixing tree legume, has shown a great promise as an oil source for the production of biofuel with economical and environmental benefits. The generation of pongamia-derived biofuel is dependent on the success of flowering and seed development. However, molecular control of floral initiation pathways in pongamia remains largely unexplored. Photoperiod pathway has been reported to be one of the majo..View full abstract
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Awarded by Australian Research Council in the form of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Legume Research
This work was supported by the Australian Research Council in the form of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Legume Research (CE0348212) and the McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship (LCL) by the University of Melbourne.