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International Graduate School for Plant Science GRK 1525

The dynamic response of plants to a changing environment

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Metabolite Mediated Water Allocation

Does dynamically varying metabolite conversion serve as a driving force for water and solute allocation, movement and partitioning in higher plants and/or as a buffering tool towards dynamically changing environmental conditions?

Maize and poplar plants will be investigated to test the hypothesis that (colloid)osmotically active metabolites such as sugars and (glyco)proteins and their local dynamics of conversion and/or translocation provide dynamic driving forces for coordinated water and solute movement in higher plants.

This work will help to

  • Understand how water and solute allocation, movement and partitioning is coordinated in the selected model plants
  • Improve growing and breeding strategies for crop plants
  • Elucidate the connection of regulatory networks and biomass production

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DFG GRK 1525

The dynamic response of plants to a changing environment

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