New paper in The Plant Journal

June 28, 2017

Filed under: New Publications — Emma Drew @ 3:03 pm

Adelaide researchers affiliated with our Centre have recently published a novel method to isolate individual tissues from mature and germinating barley grains. Germination is a highly complex process that involves many interactions between various tissues within the grain and this new technique allows, for the first time, germination to proceed in an intact grain before dissection. The team tested the method by looking at the gene expression of well-studied genes involved in early germination processes and starch degradation, a key process for industrial barley applications such as malting and brewing.

This technical advance, published in The Plant Journal, is the result of an ongoing international collaboration with Carlsberg Breweries in Denmark, maintained through two ARC Linkage Projects.

Isolation of tissues and preservation of RNA from intact, germinated barley grain