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Projecten - Y (Yanxia) Zhang PhD

Plant root growth plasticity 

My main research interest is understanding how plants adjust their root growth and development to adapt to the ever-changing soil environments. Root system architecture (RSA) and root development are highly responsive to the environmental stimuli, such water, salt and nutrient availability. Yet, the molecular mechanisms describing how plants regulate their root growth and subsequently adapt to the changing enviroments are largely unknown. Currently, my research focus is to understand the molecular mechanisms of plant lateral root development in salt.