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Southern CrossPlant Science

CRCfor Remote Economic Participation

Plant Business Project

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Southern CrossPlant Science

CRCfor Remote Economic Participation

Plant Business Project

(i) Develop horticultural varieties and methods for creating opportunities

for commercialisation of traditionally-used native plants in remote Australia

(ii) Use Bush Tomato (Solanum centrale) to develop a model for other plants

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Southern CrossPlant Science

CRCfor Remote Economic Participation

Plant Business Project

(iii) Develop strategies and recommendations regarding

legal instruments and market-oriented approaches for protection of

Aboriginal Intellectual Property arising from utilisation of Traditional Knowledge

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Activities

Activities

Plant Business entails:

  • Aboriginal Community engagement

  • Aboriginal custodian approval

  • Sourcing plant material from traditional lands

  • Gathering plant-related environmental & cultural information

  • Genetic analysis

  • Phytochemical analysis

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Activities1

Activities

Plant Business entails:

  • Developing toxicity diagnostic

  • Varietal selection trials & phenotyping

  • Plant breeding pilot study

  • IP protection strategy

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Project map

Project Map

Community Engagement

Plant Science

Field Trials

Aboriginal IP protection

TK & IP Protection

improved plant varieties

models for industry development

Outcomes

robust supply chain & marketing

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Project map1

Project Map

Community Engagement

RemoteBiz

community engagement

Aboriginal communities

Aboriginal custodian approval

Robins Foods

sourcing plant material

Community Engagement

CleanGROW

Aboriginal communities

Plant Science

plant info, environment, & stories

Field Trials

TK & IP Protection

Outcomes

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Project map2

Project Map

Plant Science

phytochemical analysis

developing toxicity diagnostic

Southern Cross Univ.

genetic analysis

Community Engagement

Plant Science

Field Trials

TK & IP Protection

Outcomes

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Genetic analysis

Genetic Analysis

  • Distinguishing Solanum species (phylogeny)

  • ◦chloroplast DNA markers

  • Identifying specific varieties (genotyping)

  • ◦genomic microsatellite DNA markers

  • Inform variety selection

  • Associate specific plants with traditional lands

  • Support IP protection

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Phytochemistry

Phytochemistry

  • Phytochemical diversity of fruits

  • ◦investigate plant diversity

  • ◦distinguish varieties

  • Alkaloid analysis for QA

  • ◦assist variety selection

  • ◦develop toxicity test

Solanidine glycoside

+ Sugar(s)

Solanidine

(Mol. Wt. = 397.6)

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Phytochemistry1

Phytochemistry

LCMS Profile of Bush Tomato MeOH Extract

UV210

UV280

UV360

MS-APCI

(TIC, positive mode)

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Phytochemistry2

Phytochemistry

LCMS Profile of Bush Tomato MeOH Extract

UV210

UV280

UV360

MS-APCI

(TIC, positive mode)

Glycoalkaloids

MS-APCI

EI = 398

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Phytochemistry3

Phytochemistry

Total Ion Chromatograms: MeOH Extracts of Bush Tomato

at Different Stages of Maturity

Green and

Immature Fruit

MS-APCI

(TIC, positive mode)

EI = 398

Ripe Fruit

MS-APCI

(TIC, positive mode)

EI = 398

Dried Fruit

MS-APCI

(TIC, positive mode)

EI = 398

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Project map3

Project Map

Field Trials

varietal selection & field trial

AZRI

DUS field trial

plant breeding

Southern Cross Univ.

Community Engagement

Plant Science

  • establish ideotype

  • selection of superior varieties

  • pilot breeding

Field Trials

TK & IP Protection

Outcomes

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Project map4

Project Map

TK & IP Protection

Univ. New England

legal strategies

PhD student project

ethical strategies

Southern Cross Univ.

PhD student project

new plant variety protection

Community Engagement

Plant Science

Field Trials

TK & IP Protection

Outcomes

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Outcomes

Outcomes

  • protection strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander IP

  • expansion of remote enterprises using horticultural varieties of Bush Tomato

  • model for development of other bush plant enterprises

  • employment opportunities and financial independence in remote Australia

  • economic and cultural value of Traditional Knowledge recognised

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Plant business partners

Plant Business Partners

Research providers

Desert Garden Produce

Aboriginal Corporation

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