Ketelaar group - Cellular polarity and dynamics
Many answers to questions about plant development and functioning can be found within cells. Relevant cellular processes include the regulation of division plane, the direction of cell growth and polarization in response to internal and external signals. We aim to understand the cellular machinery that drives and executes these processes. To do so, a multidisciplinary approach is used in which physical, chemical and genetic factors are considered. To reduce complexity, we use several model species with simple body plans, the moss Physcomitrium patens and since recently the alga Ulva mutabilis.