Manipulation of transcription factors that control plant architecture

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The manipulation of plant form for agricultural purposes requires extensive knowledge of regulatory programs that control plant architecture. This proposal focuses on the roles of a specific class of transcription factors (Class III HD-Zip genes) in promoting secondary (wood) growth and development in plants. Class III HD-Zip genes are regulated by a class of small RNA molecules (microRNAs). A second aspect of the proposed research aims to determine whether manipulation of these small RNA molecules can be utilized to manipulate plant form and to control parasitic plants
Effective start/end date2/01/0731/12/10


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$623,210.00