Unraveling the function of Arabidopsis Aurora kinases in asymmetric cell division

01 October 2010 → 30 September 2012
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • General biology
    • Plant biology
lateral root development cell biology plant asymmetric cytokinesis aurora kinase protein family
Project description

Lateral root development requires coordinated cell divisions producing a layered primordium. A double mutant in Arabidopsis 1 and 2 shows randomized cell divisions during lateral root formation. Aim of this project is to unravel the function of the Arabidopsis Aurora kinases in asymmetric cell divisions, using lateral root formation as a model system and involves marker-assisted analysis and identification of targets of plant Aurora.