Redox regulation of shoot branching and dormancy in plants

Juwita Dewi

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The control of axillary bud outgrowth in plants is influenced by the reduction/oxidation (redox) state of the cell. This study investigates the influence of cell redox state in governing axillary bud outgrowth in annual and perennial plants. Results showed that H₂O₂ influences the axillary bud outgrowth of tomatoes in a concentration-dependent manner; however, evidence suggested an interaction with environmental conditions. Furthermore, the redox state of grapevine buds shifted during the dormancy transition. This study indicates the importance of redox metabolism in regulating axillary bud outgrowth, especially in underpinning the dormancy transition in grapevine.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Foyer, Christine, Supervisor
  • Clode, Peta, Supervisor
  • Considine, Michael, Supervisor
  • Considine, John, Supervisor
Award date24 May 2023
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023


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