My goal is to understand how networks of interacting transcription factors in the model legume Lotus japonicus regulate the exchange of fatty acids and phosphate through arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis with the fungus Rhizophagus irregularis. I currently generate and analyze insertional mutant lines of these transcription factors in Lotus to uncover the composition and function of regulatory complexes using in vitro and in planta assays and approaches.
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Institute for Plant Sciences, Cologne Biocenter
University of Cologne
Zülpicher Straße 47a