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Postdoctoral position on hydraulic signals in plants (application closed)

Postdoctoral position available in Marseille (IUSTI Laboratory), France

Long-distance signalling in plants: Do hydraulic pressure pulses induce growing responses

Plants display mechanical-induced morphological responses, called thigmomorphogenesis, in order to respond and acclimate to mechanical loadings like the deformation due to the wind. A fascinating feature of this response is that it is not only local but also nonlocal: bending a stem or a branch induces a rapid arrest of the growth far away the stimulated area, suggesting a distance signalling across the whole system. The origin and nature of this long distance communication is still not understood and remains a major scientific challenge for understanding the growth modulation in plants.

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