Research Group: Plant Metabolic Plasticity

We study glutathione transferases as novel key enzymes in specialized metabolism and their associated metabolic grids, and the defense compounds cyanogenic glucosides as a model for metabolic plasticity of specialized metabolism.

Plants produce a multitude of complex and species specific metabolites to defend themselves against herbivores and pathogens, attract pollinators or symbionts, or mitigate abiotic stresses. These specialized metabolites are traditionally viewed as end products with a single physiological function. We challenge this view and uncover metabolic grids allowing plants to fine-tune their allocation of resources between molecules of different functions according to their physiological state or in response to environmental challenges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group members

Name Title Phone E-mail
Marcus Daniel B B Lorensen PhD Fellow +4535337274 E-mail
Nanna Bjarnholt Associate Professor +4535331136 E-mail
Nikola Micic PhD Fellow +4535332348 E-mail
Sara Miller PhD Fellow +4535326236 E-mail

Contact research group leader

Nanna Bjarnholt
Associate Professor
M: nnb@plen.ku.dk
Ph: +45 35 33 11 36