The function of an important plant gene decoded
Plant geneticists from the Institute of Experimental Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IEB CAS) have been the first in the world to describe the function of two genes of Arabidopsis thaliana and their influence on the properties of this model plant. The prestigious journal Plant Cell has published their work which could have practical applications in the future.
The research team from the Centre of Plant Structural and Functional Genomics at the IEB CAS, which is part of the Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research, studied one of the SMC complexes participating in the placement of chromosomes in the cell nucleus of the thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana
), under the leadership of Aleš Pečinka. You can read the article HERE