Project

Molecular networks regulating the response of Arabidopsis to mild drought stress by using natural accessions

Duration
01 March 2017 → 30 September 2020
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
Keywords
mild drought transcriptome analysis proline hormones gene function molecular networks natural accessions Arabidopsis
 
Project description

Drought stress ranges from mild drought to desiccation. Although mild drought occurs more often in the field, the underlying molecular mechanisms remain poorly understood. To unravel these regulatory networks, we will phenotypically and molecularly characterize natural Arabidopsis accessions under different drought conditions. Based on these findings and GWAS data, we’ll identify and characterize genes regulating growth during mild drought stress.