Study of the Arabidopsis TXL peptides, potential new hormones that regulate plant metabolism in concert with jasmonates

01 January 2012 → 31 December 2017
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biochemistry
    • Plant cell and molecular biology
    • Plant developmental and reproductive biology
    • Plant immunology
    • Plant morphology, anatomy and physiology
    • Plant biology not elsewhere classified
metabolism Jasmonates peptides receptor kinase
Project description

We will study a novel potential peptide hormone (TXL) that appears to have a conserved role in the plant kingdom in the signalling cascades that involve jasmonates and that steer plant growth and metabolism. We will functionally analyse the two TXL peptide isoforms from Arabidopsis thaliana and attempt to identify the Arabidopsis TXL receptor by assessing TXL interaction with a candidate receptor kinase.