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Growth and development of hogher plants (120C6007)

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.

Date:1 Jan 2007  →  29 Feb 2012
Keywords:plant hormones, rooth growth, arabidopsis, modelling
Disciplines:Biological system engineering, Biomechanical engineering, Biomaterials engineering, Industrial biotechnology, Other biotechnology, bio-engineering and biosystem engineering, Other (bio)medical engineering, Environmental engineering and biotechnology