Planter’s Punch

Under the heading Planter’s Punch we present each month one special aspect of the CEPLAS research programme. All contributions are prepared by our early career researchers.

About the author

Kumsal Ecem Çolpan Karışan is a PhD student in the group of Maria von Korff Schmising at the Institute of Plant Genetics (HHU). She recieved her Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics in Istanbul/Turkey and joined to CEPLAS Graduate School in 2020. In her PhD, she studies the genetic networks controlling the changes in plant growth and reproductive development in response to high ambient temperatures in barley. In the end, our main purpose of her research is developing crops which are better adapted to adverse environmental conditions, particularly high ambient temperatures and promoting reproductive success as well as yield stability under different environmental stresses.

Further Reading

Ejaz, M., & von Korff, M. (2017). The Genetic Control of Reproductive Development under High Ambient Temperature. Plant Physiology, 173(1), 294–306.

Pankin, A., Campoli, C., Dong, X., Kilian, B., Sharma, R., Himmelbach, A., Saini, R., Davis, S. J., Stein, N., Schneeberger, K., & von Korff, M. (2014). Mapping-by-sequencing identifies HvPHYTOCHROME C as a candidate gene for the early maturity 5 locus modulating the circadian clock and photoperiodic flowering  in barley. Genetics, 198(1), 383–396.

Nishida, H., Ishihara, D., Ishii, M., Kaneko, T., Kawahigashi, H., Akashi, Y., Saisho, D., Tanaka, K., Handa, H., Takeda, K., & Kato, K. (2013). Phytochrome C Is A Key Factor Controlling Long-Day Flowering in Barley.Plant Physiology, 163(2), 804–814.

Alvarez, M. A., Li, C., Lin, H., Joe, A., Padilla, M., Woods, D. P., & Dubcovsky, J. (2023). EARLY FLOWERING 3 interactions with PHYTOCHROME B and PHOTOPERIOD1 are critical for the photoperiodic regulation of wheat heading time. PLoS genetics19(5), e1010655.