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Can we control how plants produce their biomass?

Grant number: 16/50189-0
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: March 01, 2017 - August 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Botany - Pant Physiology
Convênio/Acordo: University of Melbourne
Mobility Program: SPRINT - Projetos de pesquisa - Mobilidade
Principal Investigator:Igor Cesarino
Grantee:Igor Cesarino
Principal researcher abroad: Steffan Persson
Institution abroad: University of Melbourne, Australia
Host Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:12/19561-0 - Regulation of plant growth by the Target of rapamycin (TOR) pathway, AP.BIOEN.JP


Plants ability to grow tall and slender depends on how well they produce secondary cell wall structures. These structures are largely made of sugar-based polymers, and also constitute the bulk of a plant's biomass and are thus also essential for many industrial applications, including fuel, construction and biomaterials. We will investigate how a central carbon-coordinator, the TOR complex, regulates the carbon partitioning into secondary walls in Arabidopsis and the important C4 crop model plant Setaria viridis. The results will lay a foundation to an important research collaboration that include student exchange and that will strengthen the alignments between FAPESP and the University of Melbourne. (AU)

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Scientific publications (4)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
SIMOES, MARCELLA SIQUEIRA; CARVALHO, GABRIEL GARON; FERREIRA, SAVIO SIQUEIRA; HERNANDES-LOPES, JOSE; DE SETTA, NATHALIA; CESARINO, IGOR. Genome-wide characterization of the laccase gene family in Setaria viridis reveals members potentially involved in lignification. PLANTA, v. 251, n. 2, . (15/02527-1, 16/06917-1, 16/50189-0)
SIMOES, MARCELLA SIQUEIRA; FERREIRA, SAVIO SIQUEIRA; GRANDIS, ADRIANA; RENCORET, JORGE; PERSSON, STAFFAN; FLOH, ENY IOCHEVET SEGAL; FERRAZ, ANDRE; DEL RIO, JOSE C.; BUCKERIDGE, MARCOS SILVEIRA; CESARINO, IGOR. Differentiation of Tracheary Elements in Sugarcane Suspension Cells Involves Changes in Secondary Wall Deposition and Extensive Transcriptional Reprogramming. FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE, v. 11, . (14/50884-5, 16/50189-0, 15/02527-1, 19/13936-0, 15/18361-5, 16/06917-1, 16/17541-2)
CESARINO, IGOR; DELLO IOIO, RAFFAELE; KIRSCHNER, GWENDOLYN K.; OGDEN, MICHAEL S.; PICARD, KELSEY L.; RAST-SOMSSICH, I, MADLEN; SOMSSICH, MARC. Plant science's next top models. ANNALS OF BOTANY, v. 126, n. 1, p. 1-23, . (16/50189-0, 15/02527-1)
FERREIRA, SAVIO SIQUEIRA; SIMOES, MARCELLA SIQUEIRA; CARVALHO, GABRIEL GARON; ALVES DE LIMA, LEYDSON GABRIEL; DE ALMEIDA SVARTMAN, RAPHAEL MENDES; CESARINO, IGOR. The lignin toolbox of the model grass Setaria viridis. Plant Molecular Biology, v. 101, n. 3, p. 235-255, . (16/06917-1, 16/50189-0, 15/02527-1)

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