MUTANTS TO HELP DECIPHERING ECTOCARPUS MORPHOGENETICAL PROCESSES
The mutant "étoile": with only Round cells.
"étoile" displays 90% Round cells and is hyperbranched. The mutation is single locus (Le Bail et al., Plant Cell 2011). The identification of the mutated gene is still in progress.
The mutant "knacki": with only Elongated cells
"knacki" is lacking Round cells at early stages: only Elongated cells are observed. Its further characterisation is in progress.
The mutant "Ecballium": with a bursting apical cell
ecballium shows apical cell bursting in natural growth conditions. Apical growth is then altered.
These mutants are currently studied in our lab. Different technological approaches are carried out (see "Approaches").
Last edited 24/02/2015