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Waite Research Institute Webinar – Dr Philip Brewer
Oct 21, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Dr Philip Brewer – How and why strigolactones repress auxin transport
WRI, ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology and School of Ag, Food and Wine
WHEN: Thursday 21st October 2021, 10am
Abstract: Strigolactones are a class of plant hormones that regulate various aspects of plant growth and development. Their effects are partly through activating gene expression and partly through repressing auxin transport. Auxin promotes the polar plasma membrane localisation of auxin transporters, thus promoting its own transport for auxin canalisation and vascular formation. Strigolactones interfere with that process, and can block canalisation. I will report on our progress to discover the mechanism of strigolactone auxin transport repression. This is important for understanding fundamental mechanisms of cell growth and may result in discovery of novel plant growth regulators.
Phil Brewer has joined the Waite Research Institute at University of Adelaide as an ARC Future Fellow to investigate the mechanism of strigolactone repression of auxin transport to alter plant architecture in Arabidopsis and barley.