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JPSS Jülich Plant Science Seminar Series:
Dr. Wim Soppe, MPG Köln

Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne.

01.10.2013 11:30 Uhr
Forschungszentrum Jülich, Gebäude 06.2 IBG-2, Seminarraum 406, 2.Stock

The control of seed germination

Seed dormancy and longevity determine germination and seedling establishment in the field. It has been known since several decades that dormancy and germination are regulated by the plant hormones abscisic acid and gibberellins. However, very little is known about other involved factors and about the molecular pathways regulating these traits. During the last few years several novel genes and proteins determining dormancy and germination have been identified, for a large part based on work with the model plant Arabidopsis. I will give an overview of our present knowledge of these different factors and show their roles in dormancy, longevity, and germination.

Speaker: Dr. Wim Soppe, MPG Köln

Contact:  Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schurr