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Nicholas P. Harberd

University of Oxford | United Kingdom

EMBO 2009

My research group's interests focus on the evolution of the genetic regulation of plant growth. We study growth-regulatory mechanisms in the model angiosperm Arabidopsis and compare them with those in non-angiosperm genetic models, to investigate how these mechanisms arose during land-plant evolution. Additionally, we study evolution and adaptation of wheat, comparing the genomes of cultivated wheat with those of its wild progenitors.

Keywords: DELLAs / plant growth regulation / land plant evolution / environmental adaptation / genome evolution

Subject area(s): Plant Biology | Signal Transduction | Evolution & Ecology