Kranz anatomy developmental biology. Regulation of procambium initiation in monocots.
As part of the global C4 rice project, I am investigating the potential developmental regulators of Kranz anatomy. My research focusses on procambium initiation, using in situ hybridisation in maize and rice leaf primordia, and gain of function experiments in rice. I am also investigating the role of auxin and cytokinin during Kranz development.