Microspore embryoGENESIS: a path to life or death.

01 January 2022 → 31 December 2026
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant cell and molecular biology
    • Plant developmental and reproductive biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant breeding and biotechnology
Plant cell tissue culture autophagy programmed cell death auxin temperature stress regeneration
Project description

Plant development is highly adaptive, compensating for their incapacity to escape unfavorable environmental conditions. We exploit this flexibility when applying temperature stress to microspores, stimulating embryogenesis in vitro. Despite the importance of this technology for creating more sustainable hybrid crop varieties, we know very little about the processes that determine the stress induced embryogenic response of microspores.