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Boron Deficiency



Boron deficiency is one of the most widespread micronutrient deficiencies worldwide. It affects particularly meristematic regions of plants, ultimately leading to major yield losses in many crops, including maize. The underlying molecular causes are only rudimentary understood. To elucidate primary functions of boron, we characterize developmental defects in boron transporter mutants and those induced by the chemical phenylboronic acid (PBA).

About PBA


Collection of transcriptomic data generated within the research focus on boron deficiency:

RNA-Seq data of maize developing tassel meristems in response to boron deficiency
B73 and tassel-less1 mutants: NCBI GEO accession GSE169600; Matthes et al., 2022 PubMed