• Marker assisted breeding in sugarcane : a complex polyploid 

      Butterfield, Michael Keith (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-03)
      Association analysis was used to improve the efficiency of breeding sugarcane varieties for the negatively correlated traits of resistance to sugarcane smut and the eldana stalk borer. 275 RFLP and 1056 AFLP markers were ...
    • Isolation and characterisation of carotenoid biosynthetic genes from Vitis vinifera 

      Taylor, Kerry Lyn (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-03)
      Plants are constantly exposed to adverse environmental conditions including variations in light intensity and the availability of water resources. These abiotic factors are expected to worsen as the changing global climate ...
    • Genetic manipulation of the cell wall composition of sugarcane 

      Bekker, Jan P. I. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-03)
      In order to understand and manipulate carbon flux to sucrose one needs to consider not only its biosynthetic pathways, but also the competing sinks for carbon in various parts of the plant and at different stages of ...
    • Genetic manipulation of sucrose-storing tissue to produce alternative products 

      Nell, Hanlie (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-03)
      The main aim of the work presented in this dissertation was to explore the possibility to genetically manipulate the sucrose storing crops, sugarcane and sweet sorghum, to convert their sucrose reserves into higher-value ...