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Edge-based mechanisms coordinating cell wall assembly during plant morphogenesis

Project description

Shedding new light on morphogenesis in plants

The biological process of morphogenesis is the shaping of an organism. It involves the integration of biochemical, genetic and mechanical factors across multiple spatio-temporal scales. In plants, it is dominated by the rigid cell wall that fixes cells in their position. The cell walls are assembled by a complex intracellular trafficking machinery that delivers cell wall components. Considering that the trafficking route directed to cell edges is essential for cell wall assembly and directional growth at the cell and organ scales, the ERC-funded EDGE-CAM project will study whether a receptor-like protein serves as a core component of a cell wall signalling pathway at edges. The findings will provide a multiscale mechanistic model of morphogenesis in plants.

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-STG
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Host institution

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 499 771

Beneficiaries (1)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 1 499 771
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations