Plant Reproductive Cell Development

logo Our core research theme is the control of gene expression and regulatory processes in plant reproductive cell development. We use molecular, genetic and genomic approaches to study genes, proteins and cellular processes that are important for development and fertility. These are supported by protein interaction studies, cell imaging and transgenic approaches to explore the expression and functions of transcription factors and other classes of regulatory proteins.

Our research expertise in pollen development is focused on understanding the specification of the germline and the tight control of the cell cycle that is required for twin-sperm production. We are currently exploring the gene networks involved in reproductive cell development using microarray and RNA-seq technology to discover the genome-wide changes in haploid gene expression that are associated with the development of wild type and mutant germ cells.

Projects within the Twell Lab

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