My group is interested to study the contribution of axillary and lateral meristems in the perennial life cycle of Arabis alpina. We employ forward and reverse genetic approaches to understand the role of genes that regulate perennial specific traits and contribute to the perennial life strategy. My group has a strong background of the physiology of perennial traits in A. alpina, the regulation of flowering time and its contribution to the perennial life cycle. We are now starting to investigate the role of lateral meristems in perennial traits and potential links with flowering behavior.
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Botanical Institute, Cologne Biocenter
University of Cologne c/o Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research