Plant developmental biology
Leaf development. The vegetative shoot apical meristem consists of a small group of dividing cells, which give rise to leaf primordia in very regular and predictable temporal and spatial patterns. We are interested in understanding the physical, chemical and mathematical basis of this regularity.
Molecular ecology of plant-pollinator interactions. We are developing Petunia as a model plant for studying natural variation. We have initiated a long-term program of interspecific crosses with the aim of isolating new genes involved in plant-pollinator interactions.
Molecular breeding and genomics of Tef. We focus on improving economically important but under-researched crops from developing world. Currently we do research on tef (Eragrostis tef), a major cereal crop from Ethiopia. Tef is particularly important because it adapts to diverse climatic and soil conditions and also tolerates many pests and diseases.
SystemsX Project: Plant Growth in a changing environment. Our aim is to construct mechanistic models that describe growth at different organizational levels (regulatory networks, cells, tissues, organs, whole plant) to understand plant growth at all levels of complexity.
- Pseudogenization and Resurrection of a Speciation Gene
Esfeld, K; Berardi, AE; Moser, M; Bossolini, E; Freitas, L; Kuhlemeier,
CURRENT BIOLOGY, 28 (23):3776-+; 10.1016/j.cub.2018.10.019 DEC 3 2018
- Do we truly understand pollination syndromes in Petunia as much as we suppose?
Rodrigues, Daniele M; Caballero-Villalobos, Lina; Turchetto, Caroline; Assis Jacques, Rosangela; Kuhlemeier, Cris; Freitas, Loreta B (2018).
AoB PLANTS, 10(5) Oxford University Press 10.1093/aobpla/ply057
- Global Compression Reorients Cortical Microtubules in Arabidopsis Hypocotyl Epidermis and Promotes Growth.
Robinson, Sarah Jane; Kuhlemeier, Cris (2018).
Current Biology, 28(11), 1794-1802.e2. Cell Press 10.1016/j.cub.2018.04.028
- An Automated Confocal Micro-Extensometer Enables in Vivo Quantification of Mechanical Properties with Cellular Resolution
Robinson, Sarah; Huflejt, Michal; de Reuille, Pierre Barbier; Siobhan A Braybrook; Martine Schorderet; Didier Reinhardt; Cris Kuhlemeier
PLANT CELL, 29 (12): 2959-2973, 10.1105/tpc.17.00753 DEC 2017
- How to get old without aging
NATURE PLANTS, 3 (12): 916-917 10.1038/s41477-017-0076-7 DEC 2017
CURRENT BIOLOGY, 27 (17): 10.1016/j.cub.2017.05.069 SEP 11 2017
- Focus on Flowering and Reproduction
Amasino, Richard M.; Cheung, Alice Y.; Dresselhaus, Thomas; Kuhlemeier, Cris
PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 173 (1): 1-4, 10.1104/pp.16.01867 JAN 2017
- Leaf development.
- Molecular ecology of plant-pollinator interactions.
- Molecular breeding and genomics of Tef.
- SystemsX Project: Plant Growth in a changing environment.