Fibre development in the red cotton tree Bombax ceiba


Grant Data
Project Title
Fibre development in the red cotton tree Bombax ceiba
Principal Investigator
Dr Ramsden, Lawrence   (Principal investigator)
Start Date
1993-02-01
Amount
0
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Grant Type
Other Funding Scheme
Funding Year
1992/1993
Status
Completed
Objectives
Seed capsules of the red cotton tree Bombax ceiba contain abundant fibres which are part of the seed dispersal mechanism for this species. The formation of these fibres is being investigated to understand the mechanisms controlling their initiation and development. This will provide an insight into the regulation of cell wall formation which is a key step in determining plant cell morphology.