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Plant Foods for Human Health: Manipulating Plant Metabolism to Enhance Nutritional Quality (E5)

Organizer(s) Dean DellaPenna and Michael A. Grusak
April 6—11, 2001
Beaver Run Resort • Breckenridge, Colorado USA
Abstract Deadline: Feb 6, 2001
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Early Registration Deadline: Feb 6, 2001

Summary of Meeting:
Plant foods contain a bountiful array of vitamins, minerals, and beneficial roles in human health and well-being. As a means to improve global health, strategies have been undertaken to enhance the nutrient quality and density of plant foods by targeting key enzymes in specific phytochemical pathways. The identification and cloning of specific pathway enzymes have benefited immensely from the ongoing integration of plant molecular genetics, biochemistry and genomics. However, our understanding of plant primary and secondary metabolism is incomplete, especially with respect to the control of global carbon flux to specific end products, and the regulation of central metabolites that are common intermediates of multiple pathways. Understanding the interconnections of these pathways is critical to the success of future nutritional enhancement efforts. This Symposium is intended to foster communication of the most current research.

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