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.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-COG - Consolidator Grant
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