April 30, 2014

The gene that helps plant cells finding the right direction

Plant physiologist Stefano Pietra shows in his thesis that the SABRE gene is necessary for plants to coordinate the polarity of their cells. The gene “tells” all cells in a certain region what is up and what is down and how they should modify their form accordingly. Stefano Pietra defends his results on Friday May 9 at Umeå University.