Most plants rely on their roots for stability and sourcing of vital resources like nutrients and water. This makes a well-developed root system crucial for the plants growth and performance. When the roots are exposed to salt, the architecture of the root system can be drastically affected, limiting the plants’ ability to explore the soil and obtain resources.
My goal in this project is to understand how the plants’ root system development is regulated when it is exposed to salt-stress. I am particularly interested in the regulation of lateral root formation and development. To investigate the complex interaction regulatory mechanisms I make use of a combination of bioinformatic, molecular and microscopy techniques.