Project

How plants react to pressure waves: unraveling responses to acoustic and mechanical signals in Arabidopsis thaliana

Duration
01 November 2020 → 31 October 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant cell and molecular biology
    • Plant morphology, anatomy and physiology
Keywords
Perception of acoustic waves in plants Identification of signaling components Elucidation of mechanoperception in plants
 
Project description

Plants respond to a plethora of signals in their environment. One such signal is sound. However, the molecular mechanism of sound perception in plants is not yet clearly understood. My project aims to study the possible molecular elements that play a role in sound perception and downstream signaling in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana.