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Root architecture


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Although hidden in the ground and therefore often neglected, roots are important plant organs: they serve as anchorage, take up water and nutrients and interact with microbes in the soil. We analyse mutants affected in root system architecture of the important crop plants maize and barley to identify key genes that shape the complex root-stocks of these plants.

In collaboration with Forschungszentrum Jülich, IBG-2: Plant Sciences