Assembly & Function Of Arabinogalactan-Proteins: A Class Of Proteoglycans Involved In Plant Growth & Development

Grant number: DP0343454


We aim to define the mechanisms by which a family of cell surface proteoglycans, the arabinogalactan-proteins (AGPs), are assembled and contribute to the regulation of plant growth and development using Arabidopsis, a model system amenable to a functional genomics strategy. This will be achieved through the application of bioinformatics for gene discovery and molecular, biochemical and genetics approaches to define gene function. Understanding mechanisms that control plant growth and development will ultimately impact on industries (agriculture, horticulture and forestry) vital to Australia's prosperity.