报 告 人：Professor Ling Yuan, University of Kentucky
联 系 人：吴本宏 ( firstname.lastname@example.org，62836664 )
报告摘要: Plants produce thousands of secondary metabolites (a.k.a. specialized metabolites) of diverse chemical nature. These compounds play important roles in protecting plants under adverse conditions. Many secondary metabolites are valued for their pharmaceutical properties. Many transcription factors have been characterized for their roles in regulating biosynthetic pathways at the transcriptional level. However, recent research has revealed the involvement of additional control mechanisms showing the complex nature of transcriptional pathway regulation. This presentation will use recent developments in the biosynthesis of anthocyanin to highlight the complexity of transcriptional regulation of secondary metabolite biosynthesis.
Ling Yuan is a professor at the University of Kentucky. His research interests include gene regulation of secondary metabolite biosynthesis in plants and bioenergy production. For more information, please visit his lab webpage: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/lingyuanlab/index.html )