• Virus induced gene silencing for the study of starch metabolism 

      George, Gavin M. (Gavin Mager) (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Virus Induced Gene Silencing (VIGS) was optimized to allow for the study of starch metabolism. The plastidial inorganic pyrophosphatase gene, for which a mutant has never been identified, was studied ...
    • Molecular studies on phosphate homeostasis in higher plants 

      Zwiegelaar, Jacobus Petrus (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbsoch, 2010-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Phosphorus (P) is essential for the survival of all living organisms and forms part of several key biological molecules and processes. The basic biological function of all cells depends on the availability ...
    • The development and characterisation of grapevine virus-based expression vectors 

      Du Preez, Jacques (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) is a very important agricultural commodity that needs to be protected. To achieve this several in vivo tools are needed for the study of this crop and the pathogens that ...