Our group investigates the molecular mechanisms that determine whether the axillary buds remain dormant or grow to produce branches. We also study the interplay between environmental signals and internal cues that dictates this decision critical for plant adaptation. In addition, we study the conservation and evolution of the genetic networks controlling this developmental process. Our model systems are Arabidopsis thaliana, tomato and potato.
Keywords: Shoot branching / bud dormancy / TCP genes / strigolactone signalling / BRANCHED1 / Arabidopsis thaliana / potato / tuberization
Subject area(s): Cellular Metabolism | Development | Plant Biology | Signal Transduction | Systems Biology | Systems Biology | Signal Transduction | Plant Biology | Development | Cellular Metabolism | Systems Biology | Signal Transduction | Plant Biology | Development | Cellular Metabolism