Molecular and genetic analysis of epigenetic components in a model plant

  • Searle, Iain (PI)

    Project: Research

    Project Details


    The problem Australia faces is that agricultural crops and native plants experience extreme environmental conditions throughout their life cycle. How plants optimally modify there developmental program in response to the environment and then pass this information onto the next generation is largely unknown. This is a fundamental problem for all organisms. This project addresses the problem by using an innovative genetic screen in the model plant Arabidopsis to identify molecular components required for this process. This approach uses a novel GFP sensor to detect small interfering RNAs. The benefits from this project will be a molecular understanding of the mechanism and components of RNA silencing that could be used to engineer crops.
    Effective start/end date1/10/091/03/13


    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$793,000.00


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