Project

Elucidation of strigolactone signaling through chemical genetics

Duration
01 October 2011 → 30 September 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • General biology
    • 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
Keywords
phytohormones strigolactones signaling
 
Project description

Strigolactones are phytohormones with economic importance and a molecular view on how strigolactones act is lacking. We use chemical genetics in Arabidopsis to decipher the molecular mechanism of strigolactone sensing and signaling. By identifying small chemicals and their target proteins, we will get new insights into how strigolactones signaling works.