Project

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

Duration
01 January 2012 → 31 December 2017
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Biochemistry and metabolism
    • General biology
    • Plant biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
  • 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
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
Keywords
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.