Fitz Gerald Lab
We have used H2B::RFP to show a synchronous division of cells in the peripheral endosperm. The endosperm acts as a conduit of nutrients for the embryo.
One of the agriculturally significant aspects of plant growth is seed size. This is largely determined by the development of the seed endosperm. Dr. Fitz Gerald′s work focuses on the Arabidopsis gene AtFH5, a formin involved in the development of the posterior endosperm. Using a combination of molecular biology, genetics and microscopy, his aim is to understand both the role of AtFH5 in endosperm development and the pathways that regulate AtFH5 expression.