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Alessandra Mingrino

Alessandra Mingrino

Alessandra is Italian and holds a MSc degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology, issued by Università degli Studi di Palermo

Title of PhD project: Molecular networks controlling leaf cell differentiation during drought stress in Brachypodium distachyon

Objectives: the project investigates the molecular network controlling leaf development during drought stress, which was shown to be extremely plastic and dependent on genetic predisposition, position and environmental conditions. Using next generation sequencing approach, mRNA-Seq libraries were generated and deeply analyzed in order to obtain a complete picture of Bd transcriptome of young developing leaf subjected to drought stress.