Caroline Smith

Research Assistant Genes in the Environment

Caroline’s research investigate genes that are involved in determining the final size of plant seeds and organs.

Using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model plant, Caroline is dissecting the factors that determine the number of cells, and what signals the end of cell proliferation prior to cell expansion.

By understanding more about these processes there is the potential to increase yield in crop plants.

Caroline uses a variety of techniques from plant tissue culture, transient expression in protoplasts, confocal microscopy and protein work.

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