The role of ANT and GRF transcription factors in orchestrating leaf organ size

01 January 2010 → 31 December 2015
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biology
  • 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
organ size higher plants growth pattern
Project description

Why is it that certain organism such as Sequoia trees become so large while other plants remains very small. Simiraly we want to understand what determines the size of a leaf, a petal or a seed. Most plant organs show a determined growth pattern resulting in a relatively constant organ size. The goal of this research proposal is to gain further insights in the mechanisms governing organ size higher plants with a major emphasis on leaf size.