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Development and Distribution of genetic circuit models for seasonal reproduction


Multifactorial biological control circuits are hard to study experimentally but exhibit interesting behaviour, such as oscillations and non-linearity. We will develop a highly intuitive interface, model an important control circuit for the first time and distribute the models to experimental groups. The circuit controlling seasonal flowering is a classic challenge to biology with major impacts on agriculture. It comprises a day-length timer (based on the 24-hour biological clock and rapid light responses) and a slow response to weeks of cold. Emerging data now identify the core clockwork and also proteins that integrate day-length and temperature signals. True molecular models will aid this research, ultimately as an analysis tool linked from public databases via the GRID.

Maturity: Initial Research
Region: UK
Type: Research
Grant Value: £327,572.00
Start Date: 01/06/2002
End Date: Not specified
Project Status: funded
Funding Agency: BBSRC

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University of Warwick

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