Response to the Environment

Response to the Environment

Ion homeostasis
PI: Elsbeth Walker
Brachypodium distachyon is part of the Pooidae subfamily, which includes temperate cereals and grasses. Important to our interests, brachy is a model system for herbaceous plants that are candidates for temperate grain crops such as wheat and barley. The iron acquisition systems of grasses differ greatly from those of dicots, because they secrete phytosiderophores. Thus, brachy is an important new research tool for understanding the molecular mechanism of the phytosiderophore-based iron acquisition system.

Phytoremediation
PI: Om Parkash

Cold acclimation
PI: Michelle DaCosta