Laboratory of Growth Regulators
Laboratory of Growth Regulators has been created in 1995 as a joined facility of the Faculty of Science, Palacký University (www.upol.cz) and Institute of Experimental Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (www.ueb.cas.cz).
Research program of the laboratory is aimed primary at small molecules that regulate cell division cycle, proliferation and growth of both plant and animal cells. Namely cytokinins and cytokinin-derived purine inhibitors of cyclin-dependent kinases belongs to the most intensively studied compounds. The representative of the latter, roscovitine (CYC202, seliciclib), already undergoes phase II clinical trials in patients as a novel anticancer drug held by Cyclacel Ltd (for more information see actual Press Release).
Our multidisciplinary research team is composed of experienced plant physiologists, biochemists as well as organic and analytical chemists. Many students are involved in the research during their pregradual and postgraduate studies of botany, analytical and organic chemistry, biochemistry or medicinal biology, respectively.
Laboratory of Growth Regulators guarantees the teaching for biological study programs. Members of the laboratory give lectures from general botany, plant physiology, microbiology, chemistry, molecular biology, including practical courses and seminars.
Several reseach projects are in progress in colaboration with international partners (University of Berlin, Germany; Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden; University of Natal Pietermaritzburg, South Africa; Vienna Medical University, Austria).
head of the laboratorysenior scientist
- Prof. ing. Miroslav Strnad CSc.
- RNDr. Martin Fellner Ph.D.
- Jiří Grúz
- Doc., Ing. Jan Krekule DrSc.
- Doc. RNDr. Vladimír Kryštof Ph.D.
- RNDr. Miroslav Kvasnica Ph.D.
- doc. Mgr. Ondřej Novák Ph.D.
- Ing. Ludmila Ohnoutková Ph.D.
- Mgr. Jana Oklešťková PhD.
- Mgr. Lucie Plíhalová Ph.D.
- Jiří Pospíšil
- Jitka Široká
- Mgr. Danuše Tarkowská Ph.D.
- Jiří Voller
graduated technical assistant
- Jitka Hansgutová DiS.
Fast regulation of hormone metabolism contributes to salt tolerance in rice (Oryza sativa spp. Japonica, L.) by inducing specific morpho-physiological responses7 75 2018 (External fulltext)
Correlations between phytohormones and drought tolerance in selected Brassica crops: Chinese cabbage, white cabbage and kaleINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES 19 2866 2018 (External fulltext)
- PLANT JOURNAL 2018 (External fulltext)
Drought-tolerant and drought-sensitive genotypes of maize (Zea mays L.) differ in contents of endogenous brassinosteroids and their drought-induced changesPLoS ONE 13 e0197870 2018 (External fulltext)
Organ-specific phytohormone synthesis in two Geranium species with antithetical responses to far-red light enrichment2018 (External fulltext)
Plastidial phosphoglucose isomerase is an important determinant of seed yield through involvement in gibberellin-mediated reproductive development and biosynthesis of storage reserves in ArabidopsisPLANT CELL 2018 (External fulltext)
Crosstalk between Brassinosteroids and Ethylene during Plant Growth and under Abiotic Stress ConditionsINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES 19 3283 2018
Resorcinol-Type Strigolactone Mimics as Potent Germinators of the Parasitic Plants Striga hermonthica and Phelipanche ramosaJOURNAL OF NATURAL PRODUCTS 81(11) 2321-2328 2018
Immunoaffinity chromatography combined with tandem mass spectrometry: a new tool for the selective capture and analysis of brassinosteroid plant hormonesTALANTA 170 432-440 2017 (External fulltext)
- PHYTOCHEMISTRY 135 115-127 2017