The goal of this project is to define the TARGET OF RAPAYMCIN-TERMINAL EAR1-regulated transcriptome and translatome in maize. By conducting parallel experiments in wild-type maize, ate1 mutant, and the complementing transgenic TE1PRO:TE1-YFP line, I will unravel the gene regulatory network controlled by TE1 and its RNA targets. Taken together, I will leverage these data to construct a whole-genome mechanistic model of the regulatory network that determines the rate of leaf initiation in maize and advance our understanding of how maize grows in response to nutrient availability.
GLOBAL PROFILING OF NUTRIENT-SENSITIVE GENE NETWORKS THAT CONTROL MAIZE LEAF INITIATION
University of Wisconsin - Madison