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Cell function & responses to environment

Headline research projects for this theme:

Two new 'dynamic, plastic' pathways associated with the circadian clock of plants include calcium oscillations and the molecular basis by which sugars regulate the period of the circadian oscillator. Lead: Alex Webb

Partitioning hydraulic limitation between xylem and mesophyll cells as a function of leaf traits, photosynthetic pathway and stomatal sensitivity defines habitat preference in epiphytes. Lead: Howard Griffiths

A change in conformation of xylan in the cell wall supports a new paradigm in cell wall assembly, facilitating strategies for processing of lignocellulose into fuels and renewable materials. Lead: Paul Dupree

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