Carbohydrate partitioning is the process whereby photoassimilates are distributed from their site of synthesis in leaves to the rest of the plant. For most plants, fixed carbon, in the form of sucrose, is loaded into the phloem and transported from leaves to non-photosynthetic tissues, such as stems, roots, and fruits.

The long-term goal of the Braun lab is to determine which genes regulate how and where carbon is allocated in plants. In this talk, I will describe our recent findings related to transporters and other genes controlling sucrose accumulation and distribution in grasses.

Professor David Braun

University of Missouri

David Braun is a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is also the Director of the Missouri Maize Center. Prior to MU, he was an Associate and Assistant Professor at Pennsylvania State University. He did his postdoctoral research at the University of California-Berkeley, his graduate training at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and his undergraduate studies at the University of California-San Diego.

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