The ACGT database is a compilation of biosciences research skills, techniques and specialised equipment of scientists at the University of Witwatersrand, University of Pretoria, CSIR, University of Johannesburg and the Agricultural Research Council. ACGT is instrumental in creating an awareness of the regional research activities and programmes. It was created to stimulate coordination of research efforts between the partner institutions and provide a platform for future collaborations.

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Research Programme Detail

Research Programme NamePlant Biotechnology Group
Research Programme DescriptionExpression of an HIV antigen in plants. Gene expression analysis of plants (qRT-PCR and microarray). miRNAs and their involvement in biotic and abiotic stress. Secondary metabolite biosynthesis in indigenous medicinal plants.
Research Programme TechniquesMicroarray, qRT-PCR, Proteomics, Plant Transformation
Research Programme KeywordsMicroarray, qRT-PCR, miRNAs, secondary metabolite biosynthesis, gene isolation.
Research FieldPlant biosciences
Responsible PersonCrampton, Bridget

Associated Scientists

Last Name First Name Title E-mail Address Department & Institution
Crampton Bridget Dr Plant Science , University of Pretoria