Yu-Heng Tseng

   International Max Planck Research School
   Institute of General Botany and Plant Physiology
 Phone:-Friedrich Schiller University
 Fax:-Dornburger Str. 159
  emailD-07743 Jena, Germany

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PhD Thesis

started in Jun 2018
Characterization of novel biomolecules establishing mutualistic interactions with roots of Arabidopsis Species
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Biologisch Pharmazeutische Fakultät
First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. R. Oelmüller
Co-Supervisor(s): PD Dr. A. Mithöfer, Dr. S. Scholz

Cellooligomer is a novel chemical that plants perceive to monitor cell wall integrity. Understanding the perception mechanism can greatly enhance our knowledge of how plants sense their surroundings, and how they can response to it. Especially, when this cellooligomer is released by fungus, for example Piriformospora indica, perception mechanism of this molecule can give us a clue of how the symbiotic interaction between fungi and plants is established.

The sulfur-containing volatile released by Mortierella hyaline promotes Arabidopsis growth. However, how this molecule enhance plant growth is unknow. Studying the physiological function of this volatile can the basics of such beneficial symbiosis between M. hyalina and Arabidopsis.

Combining the aforementioned techniques descrpibed in the project, novel root-colonising endophytes that aid the growth of Arabidopsis under extreme environment can be understood. Finding out key chemicals that mediate these symbiosis can not only provide us knowledge of how symbiosis is established between plants and endophytes, but also new tools and methods to confer plants with better resistence against both biotic and abiotic stress.
last updated on 2018-10-01