Natural variation in temperature perception and response of Arabidopsis thaliana

Event date: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, at 4:00 PM
Location: RW432

Sureshkumar Balasubramanian, University of Monash

Abstract: Temperature affects almost all aspects of plant development.
The molecular processes underlying temperature perception and response
have been in of interest in our group. We have identified two key
factors required for plant growth at higher temperature through a  
combination of mutant analysis of natural variation. Our results  
reveal upstream processes in temperature signalling. Higher  
temperatures reveal cryptic phenotypes and the analysis of these  
phenotypes have resulted in the identification of an important
factor required for plant growth specifically at higher temperatures. I
will describe our recent work on these specific factors and our global
analysis of the genetic architecture of temperature response in Arabidopsis
thaliana
.

Website: http://www.monash.edu.au/research/people/profiles/profile.html?sid=54871&pid=6640

Host: John Stinchcombe