Date/Time: 
Thu, 05/31/2018 - 1:00pm
Location: 
130 Boyer Hall
This seminar is sponsored by: 
Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Speaker: 
NATHANAEL PRUNET
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE of TECHNOLOGY, DEPARTMENT of BIOLOGY and BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
Abstract: 

UCLA Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology

is hosting:

NathanaEl Prunet

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE of TECHNOLOGY

DEPARTMENT of BIOLOGY and BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING

 

Patterning the Arabidopsis flower - SUPERMAN and the definition of the boundary between stamens and carpels

The Arabidopsis flower is comprised of 4 different types of organs (4 sepals, 4 petals, 6 stamens and 2 fused carpels) that form on 4 rings, or whorls. The molecular mechanisms leading to the formation of these different floral organs have been extensively studied, but how these different developmental programs are separated and confined to specific whorls is not well understood. I will discuss how SUPERMAN (a transcriptional repressor) controls the balance between two plant hormones, auxin and cytokinin, to define the boundary between stamens in whorl 3 and carpels in whorl 4.

 

Thursday, May 31, 2018

1:00pm – 2:00pm

130 Boyer Hall

Refreshments will be served