Dynamics of nuclear DNA changes in developing seeds of barley

Pečinka group

Opened for bachelor or diploma students


Topics and aims:

  • Cereals are key source of food
  • Our hypothesis is, that rapid growth of the seed is made possible by modification of the cell cycle leading to an increase in nuclear DNA content
  • We want to investigate changes in nuclear DNA content in developing barley grains of wild type barley from different parts of Israel

Job description:

  • Morfological and physiological analysis of seeds
  • Analysis of nuclear DNA content in whole seeds, embryos and endosperms