Project

Involvement of gibberellins in the regulation of leaf growth upon drought stress in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana.

Duration
01 October 2009 → 30 September 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
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
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
Keywords
plant biotechnology arabidopsis gibberellins leaf growth drought stress DELLAs
 
Project description

Drought stress is one of the most important factors limiting crop yield. An important adaptation to drought is leaf growth reduction. This project aims to study the role of gibberellins and DELLAs in this process, including the identification of upstream transcription factors and downstream target genes affecting cell division and/or expansion by growth analysis and molecular characterisation of mutn ants.