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Development and Structure

Shi, Jiaqi [1], Schilling, Susanne [1], Dowling, Caroline [1], Melzer, Rainer [1].

Create morphological tracks: Flower development of male and female hemp plants.

Hemp (Cannabis sativa) is used for thousands of different applications. The seeds are used for high-quality oil, as human food and nutritional supplements. From flowers, secondary compounds (cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids) are isolated which have many medicinal uses. These factors give hemp substantial market and research value and highlight the importance to understand flower development in hemp in detail.
In this project, the floral developmental stages in male and female hemp plants are defined using light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and computed tomography scanning. Further phenotyping will provide information on key stages in the vegetative development of hemp.
We aim to perform a detailed morphological analysis to describe floral transitioning and developmental stages for male and female flowers and seed development. This will include defining landmarks of each developmental stage by examining the shape, size, and surface features of developing floral organs. Additionally, our studies will also contribute a series of reference points for analysing the genetic mechanisms of sex determination in hemp.

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1 - University College Dublin, School of Biology and Environmental Science, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Cannabis sativa
Floral development

Presentation Type: Poster
Session: P1, Development and Structure Posters
Location: Virtual/Virtual
Date: Monday, July 19th, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM(EDT)
Number: P1DS010
Abstract ID:732
Candidate for Awards:Developmental and Structural Section Graduate Student Registration Award

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