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Michael Gasper (Universität Münster)

Arabidopsis thaliana Col-0 seeds before germination (A) and after germination (B) (white bar = 500 µM). Germination sensu stricto is completed when the radicle of the embryo protrudes through the micropylar endosperm.

Michael Gasper's Master thesis was awarded with the Prize for the Best Plant Science Master Thesis, which was carried out at Münster University in the year 2018.

Title of awarded thesis

"Impact of lysine deacetylation on Arabidopsis thaliana seed germination physiology"

This work shows that chemical inhibition of lysine deacetylase activity during seed germination decreased germination speed. Genetic experiments indicated that lysine deacetylases can regulate hormonal signalling during seed germination.

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