Stress Physiology in Plants
Jasmonic acid (JA) is a lipid-derived phytohormone belonging to the class of oxylipins with multiple functions in plants. Amongst those are mediation of wound- and pathogen-induced responses, anther dehiscence, sex determination, physiological responses such as tendril curling, and function as a volatile compound in interplant signaling. In our group we are interested in new functions of JA in plant development, physiology and stress responses. We are mainly focussing our studies on mechanisms in 2 different plant species, rice and grapevine.