EVOGENE / CEDE Seminar: Pilar Cubas - To grow? To sleep? a bud ́s decision
Group Leader Pilar Cubas from The National Centre for Biotechnolgy (CNB) in Madrid, Spain, will give the presentation entitled "To grow? To sleep? a bud ́s decision"
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Abstract: Branches are formed from axillary buds whose growth and development is modulated by systemic and local signals. These cues convey information about the timeliness to maintain the development of new shoots. This information is translated into local genetic responses that lead to bud dormancy or bud activation. Some key genes and hormone pathways involved in the onset of bud latency have been identified, but the gene regulatory networks controlled by these genes are still being investigated. I will discuss the current work in our lab aimed at elucidating the role of those gene regulatory networks in the control of shoot branching.