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Although many factors involved in seed development and seed sizes/numbers have been identified, the precise mechanisms of how plants accomplish seed development and control these seed traits are largely unknown.  Using the confocal microscopy real-time live-cell imaging approach, we are investigating the molecular mechanisms, cellular dynamics, and evolution of land plant sexual reproduction, especially focusing on stages from fertilization to early seed/embryo development.

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We are recruiting students who want to do research for ABT301/395/396, PLS395, or BIO199/395/398. Please contact Dr. Tomo (tomo.k@uky.edu)!

 

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F-actin in the Arabidopsis female gamete cell

Cyan: F-actin in the central cell, Yellos: central cell nucleus, Magenta: cell structures (Ali et al., PNAS, 2020)