Project

Pathway discovery in ferulic acid metabolism with relevance to lignin biosynthesis

Duration
01 October 2011 → 30 September 2017
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biology
Keywords
arabidopsis lignomics reverse genetics metabolomics ferulate lignin phenolic metabolism ferulic acid LC-MS cell wall
 
Project description

Ferulic acid is a precursor for several important metabolic classes (including lignin) in plants, but is nevertheless barely studied. This project aims at pathway discovery in the FA metabolism in the model system Arabidopsis via metabolomic and reverse-genetic techniques.