Gregor Mendel Institute of
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Thomas Greb

Growth and cell fate regulation

Research focus

Lateral growth in plants is essential for the formation of extended shoot and root systems, and, thus, for the creation of biomass on earth. Our lab uses this process as an example to reveal principles of growth and cell fate regulation in multicellular organisms.

Selected publications

Brackmann K, Greb T (2014) Long- and Short-Distance Signaling in the Regulation of Lateral Plant Growth. Physiol Plant doi: 10.1111/ppl.12103

Agusti J, Greb T (2013) Going with the wind - adaptive dynamics of plant secondary meristems. Mech Dev 130(1):34-44.

Sanchez P, et al. (2012) From thin to thick – major transitions during stem development. Trends Plant Sci 17:113-121.

Agusti J, et al. (2011) Strigolactone signaling is required for auxin-dependent stimulation of secondary growth in plants. PNAS 108: 20242-20247.

Suer S, et al. (2011) WOX4 imparts auxin responsiveness to cambium cells in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 23:3247-3259.

Agusti J, et al. (2011) Characterization of transcriptome remodeling during cambium formation identifies MOL1 and RUL1 as opposing regulators of secondary growth. PLoS Genet 7:e1001312.

Sehr EM, et al. (2010) Analysis of secondary growth in the Arabidopsis shoot reveals a positive role of jasmonate signalling in cambium formation. Plant J 63:811-822.

* Inquiries for postdoctoral scientists are always welcome. There is often the possibility of applying for fellowship positions with funding from various funding agencies.

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