23.5.2017: Thomas SCHMÜLLING (Berlin, Deutschland): Cytokinin at the crossroad of growth regulation and stress defense, Hörsaal 31.11, Institut für Pflanzenwissenschaften, Bereich Pflanzenphysiologie, Schubertstraße 51, um 17:00 Uhr.
Cytokinin is a plant hormone regulating growth in a quantitative fashion but it is also involved in the plantsˈ responses to stress. The cytokinin system has been studied in the model plant Arabidopsis and tools have been developed to alter the cytokinin system in a targeted fashion. The talk will exemplify the use of these tools for targeted breeding to achieve yield increase in crop plants. Further, a novel and potentially lethal type of abiotic stress caused by altered photoperiod length is described that reveals unexpected links between cytokinin, the circadian clock and jasmonic acid.