Mitochondria-to-nucleus communication in plant stress responses: looking for the missing elements

16 April 2023 → 15 October 2023
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Cell signaling
    • Intracellular compartments and transport
    • Plant cell and molecular biology
    • Plant genetics
    • Plant morphology, anatomy and physiology
    • Interactomics
retrograde signaling plant stress response Arabidopsis thaliana Stress signal transduction organelle-to-nucleus communication
Project description

Plant growth and development are widely influenced by environmental stresses. Mitochondria are important sensors of stress conditions and can relay this information to the nucleus to activate stress responsive genes or redirect growth. This PhD project aims to elucidate the complex signaling  networks of mitochondria-to-nucleus retrograde signaling mediated by NAC transcription factors using interactomics approaches.