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VISITING SPEAKER: Towards a blueprint of leaf development in C3 and C4 plants

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Towards a blueprint of leaf development in C3 and C4 plants : The establishment of the C4 syndrome requires alterations in leaf anatomy, biochemistry and leaf development. Other events...
We hypothesize that the massive changes in C4/C3 related gene expression are controlled by a subset of transcriptional regulators, which are essential for C4 photosynthesis establishment and/or maintenance. We analyze the Cleome genus, which includes closely related C4 (Cleome gynandra) and C3 (Cleome hassleriana) species and exhibits phylogenetic proximity to the model species Arabidopsis thaliana.In order to elucidate the regulatory network behind the C4 syndrome in Cleome we are employing two strategies: (i) A single candidate gene approach derived from a global comparative analysis of transcriptome data sets of C4/C3 species (including Cleome hassleriana and gynandra) generated by 454 and Solexa sequencing, which targets will be further described biochemically and genetically (e.g. via over-expressor and knock-out lines in Arabidopsis thaliana) and (ii) co-expression analysis for the identification of the regulatory modules which will include a developmental gradient of photosynthetic and a subset of non-photosynthetic tissues.
Speaker(s) Dr Andreas WEBER, Unversity of Dusseldorf
Location G.33 Lecture Theatre, Bayliss Bldg., UWA
Contact Jennifer Gillett <[email protected]>
Start Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:00
End Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:45
Submitted by Jennifer Gillett <[email protected]>
Last Updated Fri, 27 Apr 2012 11:14
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