What is the role of PCBER and DIRIGENT in wood formation in poplar?

01 January 2007 → 30 December 2012
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Biochemistry and metabolism
    • General biology
    • Plant biology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Forestry sciences
metabolite profiling wood lignin PCBER DIRIGENT transcript profiling
Project description

Wood is one of the most important renewable resources, for construction, as a source of energy and material for pulp and paper industry. The project aims at resolving the role of two genes, DIRIGENT and PCBER, which are highly expressed during wood formation. To resolve their role, RNAi down-regulated transgenic lines will be analyzed by a combination of transcritp and metabolite profiling.