Growth and development of hogher plants

01 January 2007 → 29 February 2012
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • 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
plant hormones rooth growth arabidopsis modelling
Project description

Our present understanding of how plants develop and grow is still very limited and this shortage becomes examplary when the subterranean part of the plant is considered. Roots however serve a multitude of functions that are essential for a normal growth and development of the plant. Within this network, 5 Belgian Laboratories assisted by an eminent European partner will combine efforts to tackle major aspects of root growth and development in a well-focused stratgy by concentrating one species, Arabidopsis thaliana that turned out to be an ideal model system for root developmental research.