Calcuim, a second messenger in auxin physiology

01 October 2009 → 30 September 2014
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biology
  • 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
calcium auxin second messenger
Project description

In the plant survival strategy, the activity of the plant hormone auxin plays a central role. Therefore, it is important to understand how signaling of auxin perception occurs, and which mechanisms control auxin homeostasis (biosynthesis, transport, conjugation and degradation). In this project, we will analyse the interplay between Ca²+ availability, auxin signaling and homeostasis in greater detail.