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6 years in the making.

The culmination of persistent, patient, phantastic collaboration with the labs of Claus Schwechheimer and Uli Hammes at the Technical University of Munich. It allowed us to pin down the nearly 10-year-old notion that BRX modulates polar auxin transport at the plasma membrane. It does, in conjunction with the PAX kinase! Of course, none of this would have been possible without the exceptional experimental skills of Petra & Lana et al…

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Hormones are hormones, but Brachypodium is not Arabidopsis – slides with voiceover

Movie of slides with voiceover of Christian’s talk at the IPGSA meeting 2013 about our Brachypodium work, published that day:

David Pacheco-Villalobos, Martial Sankar, Karin Ljung and Christian S. Hardtke (2013): Disturbed local auxin homeostasis enhances cellular anisotropy and reveals alternative wiring of auxin-ethylene crosstalk in Brachypodium distachyon seminal roots. PLoS Genetics, doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1003564.

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Hormones are hormones, but Brachypodium is not Arabidopsis…

Finally, our first paper on Brachypodium root development out!

David Pacheco-Villalobos, Martial Sankar, Karin Ljung and Christian S. Hardtke (2013): Disturbed local auxin homeostasis enhances cellular anisotropy and reveals alternative wiring of auxin-ethylene crosstalk in Brachypodium distachyon seminal roots. PLoS Genetics, doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1003564.