Early signaling events during a newly discovered hypocotyl-­‐specific adventitious rooting pathway

01 September 2015 → 30 June 2020
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
plant regeneration plant signal transduction Plant root development
Project description

Through chemical genetics approach, we found a hypocotyl-­‐specific adventitious root induction (hysparin) pathway conserved in dicotyledonous plants. The synthetic compound hysparin induces dense adventitious root formation on etiolated hypocotyls without changing the growth dynamics of the existing root system. Were, we will study the perception of hysparin and identify key signaling components by analysing the AR transcriptome and suppressor mutants.