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CEPCEB Seminar Dr. Julin Maloof @ 2:10pm March 2, 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017
2:103 p.m.


Genomics Building
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Dear Faculty, Postdocs, Students, and Friends:

You are cordially invited to a seminar presented by


Dr. Julin Maloof

UC Davis



“How Plants See Their Neighbors: Variations on a Theme”

DATE: Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

 LOCATION: Genomics Auditorium, RM 1102A




Host: Dr. Meng Chen




Many plants have a sophisticated suite of responses to shade from neighboring plants that enable them to compete with their neighbors for light for photosynthesis. Known as the shade avoidance response, the response to neighbor shade can include increased stem elongation, altered branching, and early flowering. Shade avoidance responses come at the expense of resource allocation to fruit and seed and thus reduce agronomic yield. The shade avoidance pathway has been primarily elucidated in Arabidopsis seedlings. I will discuss our investigations into whether the current pathway model serves is sufficient for shade avoidance at other development stages and in other species. To accomplish this we have used phenotyping profiling of adult Arabidopsis plants, genome wide association studies of Arabidopsis seedlings, and analysis of photoreceptor mutations and quantitative trait variation in tomato.  Our studies reveal both conserved and novel genes acting at different developmental stages and species.

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