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Gene Discovery and Diallel Analysis of Lutein Combining Ability in Broccoli

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Award date: 
Oct 23, 2012
Award amount: 
$95,525
Organization name: 
North Carolina State University
Principal Investigator: 
Brown, Allan F.
Grant program category: 
Research and Equipment Support
Grant program name: 
Collaborative Funding Grant
Region: 
Research Triangle

The project evaluates the potential of NC State plant material to increase lutein in commercial broccoli. The result of this will be a superior product for the Monsanto Company that can be marketed to reduce the onset and progression of degenerative eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

Fiscal year: 
2013