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Seminar:
Special Seminar Speaker Dr. Juan Dong

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
1011 p.m.

Location:

Genomics Building
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Dear Faculty, Postdocs, Students, and Friends:

You are cordially invited to a special seminar presented by

 


Juan Dong  

Waksman Institute

Rutgers University

 

Title:

“Cell polarity and asymmetric cell fate determination in Arabidopsis”


DATE: Tuesday, February 23, 2016

 LOCATION: Genomics Auditorium, RM 1102A

Time:10:00am

 

 

Host: Zhenbiao Yang

 

Abstract:

Cell polarity and asymmetric cell fate determination in Arabidopsis

Juan Dong

Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ 08854,USA

Email: dong@waksman.rutgers.edu

Asymmetric cell division (ACD) is a fundamental process for the development of multicellularity in both animals and plants. The stomatal lineage cells, which divide and differentiate into pavement cells and stomatal guard cells in the leaf epidermis of Arabidopsis, require strictly controlled asymmetric cell division for stomatal production and patterning. The novel protein BASL (Breaking Asymmetry of the Stomatal Lineage) was identified as the key regulator that links cell polarity to asymmetric cell division in the stomatal lineages. I will present a recently established functional connection between this novel protein and a canonical MAPK singling pathway. In stomatal ACD precursor cells, BASL and the YODA MAPK cascade form a positive feedback loop: BASL polarization requires the MAPK-mediated phosphorylation and activated 

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Open to:

General Public

Admission:

Free

Sponsor:

Institute for Integrative Genome Biology


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