Regulation of root development in Arabidopsis
Our major research focus is to identify regulatory networks that underlie developmental processes of a complex organ, the Arabidopsis root, using a novel approach of combining high throughput confocal microscope imaging of whole roots with genome-wide association studies (GWAS).
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