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Transcriptional reprogramming of Clock at Shoot Apical Meristem in regulating plant organogenesis and growth.

Project description

A plant's biological clock may let it know when to give birth to new organs

Plants have their own system of multipotent stem cells. Meristematic cells in the shoot apical meristem (SAM) are responsible for the development of all the above-ground organs of a plant. Creation of organs (organogenesis) occurs throughout a plant's life and is modulated by cues from the environment, including changes in temperature and light. Plants, like animals, also have their own circadian clock that acts as a complex developmental manager. Clock-SAM is investigating the link between circadian rhythms and SAM activity using changes in regulation of gene expression for clues. Insight into mechanisms controlling plant organogenesis could have important applications in boosting productivity for crops of interest.

Coordinator

CENTRE DE RECERCA EN AGRIGENOMICA CSIC-IRTA-UAB-UB
Net EU contribution
€ 172 932,48
Address
Parc De Recerca De L Uab Campus Uab Edifici Crag Bellaterra
08193 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Spain

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00