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Stem Cell Biology

Dr. Christoph Schuster

Dr. Christoph Schuster
Im Neuenheimer Feld 230
69120 Heidelberg
christoph.schuster AET

Characterization of direct WUS target genes

In the shoot apical meristem of the reference plant Arabidopsis thaliana, stem cell fate is controlled by the WUSCHEL-CLAVATA feedback loop. However, there is only limited information about the mechanisms downstream of the stem cell inducing WUSCHEL (WUS) transcription factor.

My research focuses on the characterization of putative WUS target genes and their integration into the WUS dependent regulatory network.



Figure A Christoph Schuster    

Figure A. qRT-PCR of 35S::WUS:GR seedlings after DEX/ CycloDEX treatment on two WUS target genes. 


Figure B. Overexpression of a bHLH transcription factor leads to stem cell overproliferation phenotypes.







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