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Thickening of plant organs by nested stem cells

Project description

Molecular insight into plant growth

In plants and particularly in trees, the part that produces wood is known as the vascular cambium, while cork emerges from the cork cambium. The key objective of the EU-funded CORKtheCAMBIA project is to investigate the mechanisms by which the stem cells of the cork cambium regulate plant organ thickening. Using a combination of molecular and genetic techniques as well as computational modelling, scientists will provide fundamental insight into how cork and vascular cambium coordinate lateral growth in plants. The generated results will pave the way towards improved practices of crop manipulation.

Host institution

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Net EU contribution
€ 1 999 752,00
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Finland

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 999 752,00

Beneficiaries (1)

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 1 999 752,00
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 999 752,00