Nathan Mellor

I am using mathematical modelling to simulate auxin regulated lateral root emergence in Arabidopsis, at both gene network (cellular) and tissue (multicellular) scales.Lateral roots form adjacent to the vascular tissue in the primary root, and must pass through the outer tissue layers to form mature lateral roots. The modelling work aims to investigate how auxin acts in conjunction with the auxin influx transporter LAX3 to specify which cortical cells undergo cell separation to facilitate the emergence process.