Unraveling the molecular mechanism of nitrogen-gene interactions during root development in rice

01 October 2016 → 30 September 2019
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biological system engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Other (bio)medical engineering
    • Environmental engineering and biotechnology
    • Industrial biotechnology
    • Other biotechnology, bio-engineering and biosystem engineering
Project description

Nitrogen is a major nutrient that has to be taken up by the root system. To ensure adequate nitrogen uptake, plants employ an internal clock to adapt root growth to ambient soil conditions. This project, in collaboration with NJAU (China) will identify the underlying molecular mechanisms involved in the coordination betweet root growth and nitrogen availability in rice.