Chemical control of root regeneration

01 October 2010 → 31 December 2010
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • General biology
    • Plant biology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Process engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Polymeric materials
    • Biological system engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Other (bio)medical engineering
    • Environmental engineering and biotechnology
    • Industrial biotechnology
    • Other biotechnology, bio-engineering and biosystem engineering
root regeneration adventitious roots lateral root development chemical genetics auxins
Project description

Topic of this research are the physiological and molecular processes acting during root regeneration. The lateral and adventitious root induction capacity of different plant growth regulators and chemical compounds (Bert De Rybel, 2009) is investigated in a screen using Arabidopsis thaliana root- and shoot segments. Complementary, the compounds are tested for rooting of recalcitrant shoots in cooperation with propagation companies.