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The Plant Hormone Atlas: An Artistic Perspective on Scientific Data throughout Tomato Plant Development is presented by Hannah Berry, Grace Johnston and the Cris Argueso Lab.

Nearly every aspect in a plant’s life is regulated by hormones. Just like in human bodies, small hormone molecules travel throughout the plant to influence growth, development and responses to the environment. With funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), graduate researchers at CSU have measured six of the main plant hormone groups in roots and shoots throughout tomato plant development. The measurements have been used to establish the “Hormone Atlas.” The Hormone Alas combines biological illustration with this data and will be used to develop a web-based tool for researchers in search of tissue-specific hormone data.

This exhibit will showcase scientific developments in plant hormone quantification at CSU through visual data representation and an interactive installation.

(Photo by Robin St on Unsplash)