Genomic research to improve the quality of narrow-leafed lupin (Lupinus angustifolius L.) grain

Karen Michiko Frick

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Narrow-leafed lupin (NLL; Lupinus angustifolius) is a grain legume crop that is recognised as a human health food. However, the crop harbours undesirable traits which limit grain quality. The research used NLL genomic and transcriptomic resources to investigate the genetic factors underlying important traits for grain quality, focusing on the toxic quinolizidine alkaloids that accumulate in the grain. This work contributes substantially to the understanding of alkaloid biosynthesis in NLL and proposes gene targets of value for the reduction of grain alkaloid content. This serves to enhance the value of NLL grain and encourage its use in sustainable agricultural practices.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Foley, Rhonda, Supervisor, External person
  • Siddique, Kadambot, Supervisor
  • Kamphuis, Lars Gian, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date20 Apr 2018
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018


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