Dr. Ranju Chutia

Previous studies in our group identified the components of the age-dependent pathway controlling leaf shape variation across different accessions in Cardamine hirsuta. The QTL analyses in natural variation in leaf margin complexity also associated with some key physiological differences. The major focus of this study will be to investigate whether there is a possible connection between such age-dependent variation in leaf shape and physiological changes that occur during plant aging. In addition to this, the metabolic significance of variation in leaf margin complexity as well as the possible feedbacks between metabolism and leaf form will also be studied in Cardamine.

Dr. Ranju Chutia

rchutia[at]mpipz.mpg.de

Department of Comparative Development and Genetics
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research

Carl-von-Linné-Weg 10

50829 Cologne

Heinrich Heine University
University of Cologne
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Forschungszentrum Jülich