Tobias Baskin Receives NSF Grant for Dynamic Zonation in the Plant Root

Tobias Baskin has been awarded an NSF grant.

The funding is for 3 years. The project is a collaborative grant, between Tobias Baskin and Professor K. Palaniappan at the University of Missouri. Funding for UMass is $567,233 (total award is $705,822).

The objective of the project is to understand the coordinated regulation of cell division and elongation in the plant root. The project uses moderate temperature as a perturbation and thus might also reveal how roots acclimate to changing ambient temperature. The work at Missouri will develop advanced image analysis methods for quantifying root growth.

The attached photo is a picture of roots at various temperatures.

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