Stomatal Function in Transgenic Plants with Altered Guard Cell Metabolism

  • von Caemmerer, Susanne (PI)

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Description

    Guard cells on the surface of leaves control the rate of water loss and CO2 uptake by changing stomatal aperture in response to environmental signals such light, CO2, humidity and water status. Guard cells therefore play a major role in determining plant productivity and water use efficiency. This project aims to examine the contribution of guard cell energy and carbon metabolism in mediating stomatal responses to the environment in intact plants through the generation and analysis of transgenic plants with altered guard cell function. This will aid in the development of strategies for direct manipulation of stomatal function.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/01/0431/12/06

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$240,000.00

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