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Jill Harrison

Dr Jill Harrison

Research Fellow

Organisation

University of Bristol

Research summary

My group aims to identify genes that underpinned the innovation of three dimensional shoot growth and branching in plant evolution.

We are currently taking a reverse genetic approach using genes that are fundamental regulators of shoot architecture in flowering plants such as PIN auxin transporters and CLV stem cell function regulators.

We have recently shown that disrupting the function of PIN proteins in mosses can induce branching, thereby reproducing a plant form only seen before in the fossil record.

Interests and expertise (Subject groups)

Grants awarded

3D growth and branching in plant diversification.

Scheme: University Research Fellowship

Dates: Oct 2014 - Sep 2018

Value: £288,733.91

3D and branching growth in land plant diversification.

Scheme: University Research Fellowship

Dates: Oct 2009 - Sep 2014

Value: £459,284.34

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