Nelson Lab
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About Us

We study genetic networks that enable plants to dynamically sense and respond to environmental signals. Our research is currently focused on understanding how plant growth is regulated by karrikins, a class of chemicals found in smoke, and strigolactones, a class of plant hormones. Karrikins and strigolactones have unique effects on growth, but remarkably act through parallel signaling mechanisms. We are interested in how these signals produce different responses, and how these signaling mechanisms have evolved in plants.

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Nelson Laboratory
Department of Genetics
University of Georgia
C418 Davison Life Sciences
120 E Green St
Athens, GA 30602
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