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Dr Jill Harrison
University of Bristol
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.
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