Faces of Plant Cell Biology: Dr Juliet Coates
Dr Juliet Coates from the School of Biosciences talks to Plant Cell Biology about her research on various ‘green things’, her career path and what advice she would give to students.
Dr Coates says:
"A lot of our work is with a simple, early-evolving land plant, a moss called Physcomitrella, which is easy to manipulate in the lab, and resembles the first plants that made the transition to land from the water. We compare developmental mechanisms in moss to those in Arabidopsis, a well-studied, later-evolving and more complex flowering plant. We try and understand the changes that occurred, and the shared characteristics, in developmental mechanisms during the evolution of land plants."
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