How do plants get their shape?

January 17, 2023
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Event sponsored by:

Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology (GCB)
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CBB)
Precision Genomics Collaboratory
School of Medicine (SOM)


Franklin, Monica



Annis Rchardson, PhD
Understanding how shape is defined is particularly important for crop plants as the shape of the organ (e.g. leaf) has a significant impact on plant productivity (i.e. yield). In the Plant Shape Lab we to use a multidisciplinary approach to try to understand the mechanisms that determine plant organ shape. Through better understanding how shape is defined, we can then target specific elements of the mechanism to finetune organ shape for different requirements.

CBB Seminar