Three pre-prints!

It’s been a really exciting time for the lab over the last few weeks, as we have pre-printed not one but three new manuscripts! This is is all work that has been started since I moved to Leeds, so it feels like the first true ‘crop’ of research from the Bennett Lab. It’s been a huge effort from everyone involved, so congratulations to all. I think the manuscripts really showcase what we are all about!

Auxin export from proximal fruits drives arrest in competent inflorescence meristems

Root density sensing allows pro-active modulation of shoot growth to avoid future resource limitation

KAI2 regulates root and root hair development by modulating auxin distribution

All of these manuscripts have also been submitted, so hopefully they’ll be appearing in press soon!

New Starters!

We are very happy to welcome two new students to the lab! Although, to be honest…they do look a little familiar…

Catriona Walker is starting her PhD on understanding the molecular basis of carpic dominance (and probably more besides) while Cara Wheeldon is starting an MSc-by-research looking at how crowding and plant-plant interactions in the rhizosphere modulate shoot growth.

We are very happy to welcome them back to the lab, even though they never actually left!