Research Clusters

Plant Stem Cells and Regeneration

Plants have remarkable ability of regeneration, enabling single differentiated cells to be reprogrammed their fates and developed into a whole plant. This process involves de novo formation of stem cell tissue called the meristem and relies on the actions of two plant hormones, cytokinin and auxin. Although it has been shown that coordinated gene cascades underlie plant regeneration, insights into how gene expression is orchestrated as a whole and how individual cells coordinate their developmental programs remain obscure. In this research unit, we explore regulatory mechanisms of gene cascade dictated by a set of transcription factors involved in tissue regeneration and their roles in de novo shoot meristem formation by analyzing their effects on key meristem regulators. Moreover, we investigate the effects of these regulators in different developmental contexts such as embryogenesis, axillary shoot formation and flower development to obtain an overview of how a gene regulatory network is utilized and modified during plant life cycle.

Plant Stem Cells and Regeneration

Cluster members

  • Japan
    Mitsuhiro AIDA Website
    Professor, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology (FAST), Kumamoto University
  • Czech Republic
    Yoshihisa IKEDA
    Junior Researcher, Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research, Czech Advanced Technology and Research Institute (CATRIN), Palacký University Olomouc
    Czech Republic
  • México
    Stefan DE FOLTER Website
    Professor, Principal Investigator, Unidad de Genómica Avanzada (LANGEBIO), Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (CINVESTAV-IPN), Guanajuato
  • Mexico
    Jose Irepan REYES-OLALDE
    Associate Investigator, Universidad Estatal del Valle de Toluca, Ocoyoacac Edo. Mex




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