Molecular mapping, nutrition, and value adding of almonds (AL13008)
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What was it all about?
Running from late 2013 to the start of the 2016/17 financial year, among its work this largely technical project:
- Looked at molecular techniques to facilitate the industry’s breeding program, developing new genetic marker tests, associated with self-fertility, to assist evaluation of new almond lines
- Collaborated with international laboratories working on almond genetics, gaining access to a wider range of markers
- Tested new scions for improved nutritional value (free fatty acid profiles, polyphenols and vitamin E content)
- Began testing of almond ‘waste’ products as potential pharmaceutical products.
This project has been funded by Hort Innovation
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