Project

Identifying and understanding the interactions between genes enhancing leaf size

Duration
01 October 2010 → 05 January 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: IWT/VLAIO
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • General biology
    • Plant biology
Keywords
leaf growth development arabidopsis gene combinations
 
Project description

In Arabidopsis thaliana, many genes are known to enhance leaf size, however, the connections between these genes remain unknown. During this phD, these genes will be combined with eachother and the effect on leaf growth will be analysed. Combinations showing a negative or synergistic effect will be analysed further to reveal the connections between the genes.