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Lignin production genes and carbon sequestration

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Lignin production genes and carbon sequestration in trees versus shrubs

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The anthropogenic CO2 released into the atmosphere has increased steadily in recent decades causing and enhancing global climatic changes with extraordinary impact on organisms including humans. Mitigating the impact requires actions such as the increase of carbon sequestration via the greening of the Earth. Plants are major carbon storage or sink with trees and shrubs being the most effective. However, mechanisms for carbon sequestration at the genomic level remain to be explored. My lab will use genomic approach to explore genetic changes associated with the differential carbon sequestration among trees and shrubs. The project help us to gain deep understanding of changes of ecosystems from large to minute scales.

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