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Shaping fruit morphogenesis of floWEring plants by ElucidaTing HEART-shaped fruit development in Capsella rubella

Project description

Studying fruit morphologies to enhance fruit yield performance

The resilience of angiosperm vegetation – a major food source for humans and herbivore animals – hinges largely on the formation of fruits that protect and nurture the developing seeds. Moreover, the massive range of diversity in the fruit shape facilitated the development of ingenious ways of fertilisation as well as strategies for efficient seed dispersal. Using the heart-shaped fruits from Capsella rubella (Brassicaceae family) as a case study, the EU-funded SWEETHEART project aims at discovering the processes leading to specific fruit morphologies and developing methods for the enhancement of fruit yield performance.


Net EU contribution
€ 212 933,76
Norwich Research Park Colney
NR4 7UH Norwich
United Kingdom

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East of England East Anglia Breckland and South Norfolk
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00