This theme principally revolves around investigating the important components of fruit quality and development in tomato and strawberry. Underpinning this theme is the identification of specific characteristics implicated in yield (i.e photosynthesis), and the aroma and flavour profile of fruits. The knowledge gained here will be used to develop new varieties with higher yields, improved flavour and quality suitable for commercial utilization.
Key areas of research:
- Molecular development of fruit
- Secondary metabolism
- Meristem identity