Carbohydrate and Phosphate Metabolism – University of Copenhagen

Carbohydrate and Phosphate Metabolism

Primary carbon metabolism and nutrient assimilation are critical to growth and development of plants, and to the yield of biomass and major products such as starch and sucrose. The main topic of our research is assimilation, flux and storage of carbon and phosphate, and the overall aim to identify and characterize key elements of regulatory mechanisms and enzyme reactions which determine the flow of carbon and nutrients in plants. The perspective is to modify metabolism for a better productivity.

P-signaling in plants (Nilsson et al. 2010 Physiol Plant 144: 35-47)