AG Norbert Sauer

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Research

We study the protein-catalyzed transport of sugars (monosaccharides & disacchrides), sugar alcohols, amino acids, vitamins and ions across the different membrane systems of a cell.

SPECIFIC POINTS OF INTEREST

Identification, molecular & functional characterization of the transporters and genes responsible for these different transport steps;

Identification and characterization of cis-regulatory elements and of trans-acting factors involved in the cell-, tissue-, and organ-specific expression of these genes;

Analysis of the subcellular localization of the proteins, finding of signals responsible for this targeting, and characterization of factors involved in the regulation of the transporters;

Determination of the specific roles of the respective proteins in growth and development of healthy and stressed (abiotic and biotic) plants;