For plants, light is a signal that carries information about the environment, and a source of energy for photosynthesis. PHYTOCAL focuses on the interaction between phytochrome signalling and photosynthesis, and seeks to understand fundamental processes that make carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) resources available for plant growth. These unexplored connections underlie biomass production and plasticity, which contribute significantly to yield variability in the field.
EU FP7 collaborative project TiMet, award number 245143. Funded 2010-2015.
"TiMet assembles world leaders in experimental and theoretical plant systems biology to advance understanding of the regulatory interactions between the circadian clock and plant metabolism, and their emergent effects on whole-plant growth and productivity."