Diagnostic tools for quality enhancement in Australian essential oil indust

Australian National University

  • Project code: PRJ-000820

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Tuesday, May 30, 2006

  • Project completion date: Wednesday, May 30, 2007

  • National Priority: TTO-Improving supply


Tea Tree Oil

Research Organisation

Australian National University

Objective Summary

The project aims to exploit the recent discovery of genes that control the production of terpenes in Eucalyptus and Melaleuca (Myrtaceae). The discovery of these genes for the first time provides a means of identifying the genetic differences responsible for the chemotypic variation among species and genotypes of Eucalyptus and Melaleuca plantation cultivars.