Phenotypic engineering of photosynthesis related traits in Arabidopsis thaliana using genome interrogation

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Phenotypic engineering of photosynthesis related traits in Arabidopsis thaliana using genome interrogation

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: Phenotypic engineering of photosynthesis related traits in Arabidopsis thaliana using genome interrogation
Author: Tol, Niels van
Publisher: Institute of Biology (IBL), Faculty of Science, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2016-03-24
Keywords: Phenotypic engineering
Transcription factors
Photosynthetic efficiency
Productivity
Abiotic stress tolerance
Abstract: Photosynthesis is the process that harvests energy from light, and fixes it as chemical energy. It is performed by cyanobacteria, algae, and plants. The overall solar energy to biomass conversion efficiency of plant photosynthesis is widely considered to be very low. Recent models have indicated that the human demand for plant biomass will exceed the current production capacity in the near future. Improving the efficiency of photosynthesis has since been designated as one of the primary targets for improving crop yield. In order to acquire novel insights into the process of engineering more efficient photosynthesis I have investigated the use of zinc finger artificial transcription factor (ZF-ATF) mediated genome interrogation as a novel tool for the enhancement of photosynthesis-related traits, the results of which are described in this thesis.
Description: Promotor: P.J.J. Hooykaas, Co-Promotor: E.J. van der Zaal
With Summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen
Citation: Tol, N. van, 2016, Doctoral Thesis, Leiden University
ISBN: 9789462332478
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/38624
 

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