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Mareike Busche (Bielefeld University)

A) A banana plant. B) Accumulation of red pigments in the plant's leaves. Anthocyanins are very likely to contribute a major part of the red pigments.

Mareike Busche's Master thesis was awarded with the Prize for the Best Plant Science Master Thesis, which was carried out at Bielefeld University in the year 2018.

Title of awarded thesis

"Functional characterisation of two flavonol synthases and an anthocyanidin synthase from Musa acuminata"

This work contributes to understanding of flavonol and anthocyanidin synthesis in Musa acuminata (banana) and provides a basis for further research towards increased flavonoid production through the analysis of two involved enzymes.

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