01 January 2011 → 31 October 2012
Federal funding: various
- General biology
- Plant biology
reproduction Arabidopsis cell death
The role of programmed cell death (PCD) during flowering and fertilization will be investigated in the plant model Arabidopsis. Stigmatic papilla cells are important determinants of pollination with a restricted, developmentally controlled life time. We will use papillar PCD to elucidate the gene regulatory network and the cell biology of developmentally controlled PCD in plant reproduction.