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Research

Our goal is to understand how circadian clocks work and why they play such a key role in growth and development. We study the regulation and role of circadian rhythms in plants and alga. Circadian rhythms are necessary for optimal growth and survival in several photosynthetic species, including Chlamydomonas rheinhardtii, Synechocystes sp. and Arabidopsis thaliana. Although circadian clocks share a basic architecture, they differ in their molecular components and appear to not to be conserved between different taxa.

We work on the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and have recently started analyzing rhythms in the heterokont alga Nannochloropsis oceanica.

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Lab Members


Publications

  • Braun R, Farré EM, Schurr U, Matsubara S (in press) Effects of light and circadian clock on growth and chlorophyll accumulation of Nannochloropsis gaditana. Journal of Phycology [1]
  • Liu T, Carlsson J, Takeuchi T, Newton L (2013) Direct regulation of abiotic responses by the Arabidopsis circadian clock component PRR7. Plant Journal.Plant J 76(1):101-14PubMed
  • Farré EM, Liu T (2013) The PRR family of transcriptional regulators reflects the complexity and evolution of plant circadian clocks. Curr Opin Plant Biol 16(5):621-9PubMed
  • Vieler et al. (2012) Genome, Functional Gene Annotation, and Nuclear Transformation of the Heterokont Oleaginous Alga Nannochloropsis oceanica CCMP1779. Plos Genetics8(11):e1003064. Pubmed
  • Farré EM, Weise SE (2012) The interactions between the circadian clock and primary metabolism. Curr Opin Plant Biol 15(3):293-300. PubMed
  • Farre EM (2012) The regulation of plant growth by the circadian clock. Plant Biol 14(3):401-10.PubMed
  • Nusinow DA, Helfer A, Hamilton EE, King JJ, Imaizumi T, Schultz TF, Farré EM, Kay SA (2011) The ELF4-ELF3-LUX complex links the circadian clock to diurnal control of hypocotyl growth. Nature 475:398-402.PubMed
  • Dong M, Farre EM, Thomashow MF (2011) CIRCADIAN CLOCK-ASSOCIATED 1 and LATE ELONGATED HYPOCOTYL regulate expression of the C-REPEAT BINDING FACTOR (CBF) pathway in Arabidopsis. PNAS 108(17):7241-6.PubMed


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Funding

  • NSF
  • MSU
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