Melinka Alonso Butenko

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Phone +47 22854573
Visiting address Blindernveien 31 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1066 Blindern 0316 OSLO
Other affiliations Department of Education (Student)

Academic Interests

Peptide ligand- receptor interactions in the model system Arabidopsis thaliana

By using the Arabidopsis mutant inflorescence deficient in abscission (ida) we are trying to decipher the signaling pathway that controls cell separation during floral abscission. IDA encodes a putative peptide ligand that interacts with two receptor-like kinases, HAESA and HAESA-LIKE2, to activate and inhibit members of the KNOX family of transcription factors.

We are currently using genetic screens and biochemical approaches to investigate the role of IDA-LIKE (IDL) and HAESA-LIKE (HSL) genes in other cell separation and developmental events in Arabidopsis.


MBV1010 - cell biology and genetics


2011: Representative for temporary employees for the board at the Department of Molecular Biosciences.



Published Nov. 4, 2010 2:36 PM - Last modified Oct. 8, 2015 8:37 PM