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Research Group: Metabolic and Regulatory Networks
Plant metabolism relies on interconnected regulatory feedback loops and balanced investments of resources into growth and defense. Different taxa, species and chemotypes within a species have evolved different biosynthetic pathways leading to structurally highly diverse specialized metabolites. As the functions of specialized metabolites generally depend on their accumulation in the right tissue at the right time, their biosynthetic pathways must share tight coordination with primary metabolism and development as a common feature.
Arabidopsis thaliana and its primary defense compounds, the glucosinolates, constitute a prime model system to study regulatory networks. The enzymes and regulators of glucosinolate metabolism provide multiple regulatory connections for example to nutrient sensing, root development, and flowering time control.
- Transgenerational inheritance of plant resistance: Effects of biotic and abiotic challenges on plant performance across multiple generations
- Protein level regulation of transcription factor networks: Dynamics of signal integration at the level of transcription factor complexes
- Karsten Wiberg Andersen
- Jakob Harken Ellefsen
- Ellen Ask Skotte
- Katrine Majgaard Jensen