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    • Biofortification of plants with altered antioxidant content and composition: genetic engineering strategies 

      Changfu, Zhu; Sanahuja Solsona, Georgina; Yuan, Dawei; Farré Martinez, Gemma; Arjó Pont, Gemma; Berman Quintana, Judit; Zorrilla López, Uxue; Banakar, Raviraj; Bai, Chao; Pérez Massot, Eduard; Bassie Rene, Ludovic; Capell Capell, Teresa; Christou, Paul (Wiley Open Access, 2013)
      Antioxidants are protective molecules that neutralize reactive oxygen species and prevent oxidative damage to cellular components such as membranes, proteins and nucleic acids, therefore reducing the rate of cell death ...
    • Functional characterization of the Gentiana lutea zeaxanthin epoxidase (GlZEP) promoter in transgenic tomato plants 

      Yang, Qingjie; Yuan, Dawei; Shi, Lianxuan; Capell Capell, Teresa; Bai, Chao; Wen, Nuan; Lu, Xiaodan; Sandmann, Gerhard; Christou, Paul; Zhu, Changfu (Springer Verlag, 2010)
      The accumulation of carotenoids in plants depends critically on the spatiotemporal expression profiles of the genes encoding enzymes in the carotenogenic pathway. We cloned and characterized the Gentiana lutea zeaxanthin ...
    • Promoter diversity in multigene transformation 

      Peremartí, Ariadna; Twyman, Richard M.; Gómez Galera, Sonia; Naqvi, Shaista; Farré Martinez, Gemma; Sabalza Gallués, Maite; Miralpeix i Anglada, Bruna; Dashevskaya, Svetlana; Yuan, Dawei; Ramessar, Koreen; Christou, Paul; Zhu, Changfu; Bassie Rene, Ludovic; Capell Capell, Teresa (Springer Verlag, 2010)
      Multigene transformation (MGT) is becoming routine in plant biotechnology as researchers seek to generate more complex and ambitious phenotypes in transgenic plants. Every nuclear transgene requires its own promoter, ...
    • The contribution of transgenic plants to better health through improved nutrition: opportunities and constraints 

      Pérez Massot, Eduard; Banakar, Raviraj; Gómez Galera, Sonia; Zorrilla López, Uxue; Sanahuja Solsona, Georgina; Arjó Pont, Gemma; Miralpeix i Anglada, Bruna; Vamvaka, Evangelia; Farré Martinez, Gemma; Rivera Vélez, Sol Maiam; Dashevskaya, Svetlana; Berman Quintana, Judit; Sabalza Gallués, Maite; Yuan, Dawei; Bai, Chao; Bassie Rene, Ludovic; Twyman, Richard M.; Capell Capell, Teresa; Christou, Paul; Zhu, Changfu (Springer Verlag, 2013)
      Malnutrition is a prevalent and entrenched global socioeconomic challenge that reflects the combined impact of poverty, poor access to food, inefficient food distribution infrastructure, and an over-reliance on ...
    • The potential impact of plant biotechnology on the Millennium Development Goals 

      Yuan, Dawei; Bassie Rene, Ludovic; Sabalza Gallués, Maite; Miralpeix i Anglada, Bruna; Dashevskaya, Svetlana; Farré Martinez, Gemma; Rivera Vélez, Sol Maiam; Banakar, Raviraj; Bai, Chao; Sanahuja Solsona, Georgina; Arjó Pont, Gemma; Avilla, Eva; Zorrilla López, Uxue; Ugidos-Damboriena, Nerea; López, Alberto; Almacellas, David; Zhu, Changfu; Capell Capell, Teresa; Hahne, Gunther; Twyman, Richard M.; Christou, Paul (Springer Verlag, 2011)
      The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are international development targets for the year 2015 that aim to achieve relative improvements in the standards of health, socioeconomic status and education in the ...
    • The regulation of carotenoid pigmentation in flowers 

      Zhu, Changfu; Bai, Chao; Sanahuja Solsona, Georgina; Yuan, Dawei; Farré Martinez, Gemma; Naqvi, Shaista; Shi, Lianxuan; Capell Capell, Teresa; Christou, Paul (Elsevier, 2010)
      Carotenoids fulfill many processes that are essential for normal growth and development in plants, but they are also responsible for the breathtaking variety of red-to-yellow colors we see in flowers and fruits. Although ...
    • Transcriptional regulation of the rice arginine decarboxylase (Adc1) and S-adenosylmethionine decarboxylase (Samdc) genes by methyl jasmonate 

      Peremartí, Ariadna; Bassie Rene, Ludovic; Yuan, Dawei; Pelacho Aja, Ana Mª; Christou, Paul; Capell Capell, Teresa (Elsevier, 2010)
      We investigated the effect of methyl jasmonate (MeJa) treatment on the expression of two genes in the rice polyamine biosynthesis pathway and on the polyamine content in wild type plants and transgenic rice plants expressing ...