thomas [dot] berleth (at)utoronto [dot] ca
Department of Cell & Systems Biology
University of Toronto
25 Willcocks Street
Canada M5S 3B2
Molecular developmental genetics and genomics. Plant embryo and vascular development. Projects focus on the molecular genetic analysis of signaling pathways involved in embryonic root initiation and vascular tissue formation in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and in trees. The strategy is based on the identification of genes by mutation in Arabidopsis, which are subsequently isolated and analyzed at the molecular level. The strategy involves the generation of genomic resources in Arabidopsis, such as transgenic enhancer-trap and activation-tag collections and the transfer of knowledge obtained in Arabidopsis to biotechnological applications in trees.