Proanthocyanidin biosynthesis in forage legumes with especial reference to the regulatory role of R2R3MYB transcription factors and their analysis in Lotus japonicus

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Type Conference Proceeding (Non-Journal item)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMolecular Breeding of Forage and Turf
Subtitle of host publicationThe Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on the Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf
EditorsToshihiko Yamada, German Spangenberg
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages125-132
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-387-79144-9
ISBN (Print)978-0-387-79143-2, 978-1-4419-2713-2
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Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventMolecular Breeding of Forage and Turf. Proceedings, 5th International Symposium, 2-6 July - Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan
Duration: 01 Jan 200701 Jan 2007

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ConferenceMolecular Breeding of Forage and Turf. Proceedings, 5th International Symposium, 2-6 July
CountryJapan
CitySapporo
Period01 Jan 200701 Jan 2007
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Abstract

Proanthocyanidins (condensed tannins) can play an important part in ruminant nutrition both by increasing ruminal efficiency and preventing pasture bloat. In this chapter we discuss the control of this pathway by transcription factors and focus particularly upon genes of the bHLH and R2R3MYB classes. Results from studies using transgenic approaches, tilling and similar techniques are discussed here.