Are flavonoids metabolic regulators of plant development?

    Project: Research

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    Description

    This project will combine gene silencing, proteomics, microspectro-fluorometry, biochemical analyses and transgene expression to test the hypothesis that flavonoids are cell specific regulators of plant development. It has three aims: 1) to determine the effects that flavonoids have on plant physiology, 2) to identify proteins that are regulated by flavonoids in plants, and 3) to test the effects of flavonoids on protein function in situ. A spatial analysis of flavonoid function in situ is novel and would extend our knowledge on how plants regulate development using metabolites. It could lead to designing better-adapted and healthier plants for human consumption.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date20/10/0520/03/12

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$421,260.00

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