Circadian rhythm of plant chemical defenses
Meike Burow, Dynamo Center
Dynamics of glucosinolate synthesis and degradation
Daniel Vik, Dynamo Center
Glucosinolate biosynthesis is considered very costly - largely due to a high degree of sulfur incorporation. As a result, constitutive low levels of glucosinolates are maintained, which increase drastically upon triggering. The relationship between enzymatically driven synthesis and degradation of these molecules is poorly understood, but is required to explain their dynamic behavior. We address the relationship between synthesis and degradation by combining analytical chemistry with mathematical modelling of glucosinolate accumulation.