INTSIN – Integration of carbon and hormone signaling in plants

Abstract/Aim
The project aims to study the mechanisms of plant response to adverse environmental conditions, focusing on those associated with energy homeostasis of plant cells by antagonistic mechanisms, studying the SnRK1 energy sensor and the absidic and gibberellic acids, the two hormones that control plant growth in an antagonistic way, by combining a biochemical, cell biology and genetics approach to unravel the molecular link between the SnRK1 energy sensor and these hormones. Knowledge of these hitherto unknown mechanisms is of crucial importance to better understand, and thus control, plant development and its response to stress, with a positive impact on industry.

Keywords
SnRK1; Gibberellin signalling; Absidic acid signalling; Plant development

Partners
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – FCG; Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology of Plants of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain); University of Coimbra- UC; Center for Marine and Environmental Sciences – MARE

Coordinator
MARE, Polytechnic of Leiria: Américo Rodrigues – arodrigues@ipleiria.pt

Funding
80.328,00 € (IPLeiria)| POCI – Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização/FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia // Duration 2016-2019