The study of lateral root development through chemical biology

01 January 2011 → 31 December 2014
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • General biology
    • Plant biology
chemical genetics lateral root development root development
Project description

In the Root Development Group, a synthetic molecule, naxillin, was identified that induces lateral roots more specifically and that acts different from auxin. The aim of this project is to apply naxillin as a chemical tool to unravel the underlying mechanism-of-action and as such identify new regulators involved in the early developmental stages of lateral root development.