The sexual reproduction of plants is a crucial process for the survival of species. It is the basis of much of the world’s food production. Moreover it is also partly responsible for the great diversity of flowering plants. We seek to understand the mechanisms involved in plant reproduction, both on the level of molecular signaling and reproductive cell development, and in regard to their differentiation over the course of evolution.
Evolution of reproductive systems, speciation, hybridization, plant genetics, and polyploidy.
Daniel Philippe Matton
Molecular biology of plant reproduction. Signal transduction and the role of protein kinases in fruit and seed development.
Primary plant metabolism and its regulation, metabolic adaptation to environmental stress, control mechanisms of glycolysis.
Plant development, organ patterning, live imaging of organogenesis, organ growth tracking, plant morphodynamics.
Intra- and interspecific barriers in plant reproduction. Self-incompatibility in Solanum chacoense: genetic and molecular aspects.
Plant development. Growth regulation. Cell shape. Biomechanics. Modeling. Image analysis. Force measurements.
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