Project

Programmed Cell Death regulation in Arabidopsis stigmatic papilla cells

Duration
01 January 2011 → 31 October 2012
Funding
Federal funding: various
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • General biology
    • Plant biology
Keywords
reproduction Arabidopsis cell death
 
Project description

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.