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'''''Genetics & Evolution of Plant-Environment Interactions'''''<br><br>
 
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Our lab studies the genetic and molecular bases for the adaptation of plants to their local environments. We mainly focus on the adaptation to stress (abiotic and biotic) exploring the natural variation present in wild populations.
 
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'''''Laboratory of Plant-Environment Interactions'''''<br>
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'''''Dear visitor, Benvolgut visitant, Estimado visitante, Sehr geehrte besucher,'''''<br>
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<br> Welcome to the webpage of the '''Laboratory of Plant-Environment Interactions (R. Alcazar)''' at the Deparment of Biology, Health & Environment of the University of Barcelona. <br><br>
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We investigate the '''adaptation of plants to local environments'''. We focus on the evolutionary adaptation of plant populations to '''abiotic and biotic stresses''', which are major challenges for plant survival under the current climate change predictions. Derived from our research, we investigate ways for improving stress protection.<br>
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For a more detailed view of our research, please have a look at our [http://alcazar.openwetware.org/Research.html Research Projects] and [http://alcazar.openwetware.org/Publications.html Scientific Publications] sections. You can follow an updated list of our activities and publications in the NEWS section below. For any other enquires, do not hesitate to contact us directly.<br>
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'''Evolution of ''NB-LRR'' genes in nature, disease resistance and incompatibility ''' <br>
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We're currently studying the evolution of ''NB-LRR'' immune-receptor genes in nature that condition defense against evolving pathogens and how this derives in immune-driven reproductive isolation barriers within species (hybrid incompatibilities). We're particularly studying the evolution of the ''RPP1''-like cluster, which is involved in recognition of the naturally occurring ''Arabidopsis thaliana'' pathogen ''Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis'' and frequently involved in hybrid incompatibility. Through a combined research involving molecular biology,  population genetics and biochemical approaches, we study plant-pathogen coevolution in wild ''Arabidopsis'' populations and how this is translated into the genetic composition of ''NB-LRR'' genes in local populations. This research is complemented by the study of the temperature effects on ''NB-LRR'' mediated defense triggering. <br><br>
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For a more detailed view of our research, have a look at our [http://alcazar.openwetware.org/Research.html Research Projects] and [http://alcazar.openwetware.org/Publications.html Scientific Publications] sections. <br> For general public information have a look at [http://alcazar.openwetware.org/Alcazar_Youtube.html +info]. <br><br>
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'''AREAS OF RESEARCH'''
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'''1. Disease resistance in plants''' <br>
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We study the evolution of disease ''Resistance'' genes and other loci that condition plant immune activation in the model species ''Arabidopsis thaliana''. We make use of natural populations of plants and pathogens to address molecular and evolutionary aspects of pathogen recognition in the wild.  At the direct interface between plants and the environment, we study how temperature modulates some NB-LRR triggered plant immune responses.<br>
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'''2. Natural variation of abiotic stress tolerance and adaptation'''<br>
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Polyamines are small amines which accumulate in response to abiotic and biotic stress. We investigate the implications of polyamines in plant stress protection through the analysis of their mechanisms of action. <br>
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'''Collaborators'''<br>
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Joachim Kopka, [http://www.mpimp-golm.mpg.de MPIMP, Germany]<br>
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Jane Parker, [http://www.mpipz.mpg.de MPIPZ, Germany]<br>
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[http://www.ccit.ub.edu/EN/home.html CCiT, University of Barcelona]<br>
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National Centre of Genomic Analysis [http://www.cnag.cat CNAG]<br>
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Publications 2016
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  ''' '''Would you like to work with us? '''您想与我们一起工作吗?''' ''¿Quieres trabajar con nosotros?''''' <br><br>'''
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  22/04/2016 [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27082651 Parker lab: Ler RPP1-like R8 is required for autoimmunity triggered by EDS1 nuclear accumulation]
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  Interested students should contact us by e-mail.<br>
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  '''有兴趣的同学通过电子邮件联系我们'''<br>
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15/03/2016 In Frontiers Plant Sci: [http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpls.2016.00401/abstract GWAS analysis for Arabidopsis guazatine tolerance]
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  ''Contacta con nosotros por e-mail.''<br>
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  [mailto:ralcazar@ub.edu Contact ALCAZAR LAB]<br>
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  22/01/2016 In Plant Cell & Environment:  [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26791972 tSpm triggers salinity tolerance in Arabidopsis]
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01/02/2016 In Frontiers Plant Sci: [http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpls.2016.00173/abstract Metabolic profiling of atpao4 mutants under dark induced senescence]
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In press: Drought Stress Tolerance in Relation to Polyamine Metabolism in Plants, book chapter in Springer.
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Follow Alcazar Lab press releases at EduBlogs: [[http://ralcazar.edublogs.org/ here]]
 
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  '''The Roles of Polyamines during the lifespan of plants:from development to stress'''(2014).
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  01/01/2016 Iñigo Aristizábal (Degree in Biochemistry and Mol. Biology) joins our lab as UB Master 2015/16.
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  Tiburcio AF, Altabella T, Bitrián M and Alcázar R. Planta, doi: 10.1007/s00425-014-2055-9.  
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''' PRESS RELEASES'''<br>
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  online first March 2014 [http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00425-014-2055-9 read here]
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[http://www.ub.edu/web/ub/en/menu_eines/noticies/2015/01/020.html? Alcázar Lab work highlighted by the University of Barcelona 20.01.15]<br>
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  [http://www.ub.edu/noticies/cgi/event.pl?id=62490&noticiaub=FARMACIA Rubén Alcázar research highlighted by the Faculty of Pharmacy at UB, January 2015]<br>
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[http://sefv.net/files/sd_publicaciones/58.pdf Alcázar Lab work highlighted by the Bulletin of the Spanish Society of Plant Physiology, SEFV. January, 2015]<br>
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[http://www.mpipz.mpg.de/4042700/PM_Parker_2015 PLoS Genet 2014 highlight by Max Planck Institute, Cologne. 11.12.14.]<br>
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  [http://www.ub.edu/web/ub/en/menu_eines/noticies/2013/11/063.html? Arabidopsis semidwarfs: the green revolution in nature] 02.12.2013. University of Barcelona.<br>
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[http://www.mpipz.mpg.de/5389/news_publication_619091 Hybrid plants with over-reactive immune system] 17.11.2010. Max Planck Society.
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Rubén Alcázar is Ramón y Cajal Researcher at the Department of Natural Products, Plant Biology and Soil Science of the [http://www.ub.edu University of Barcelona].<br>
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* 7th Framework Programme. Marie Curie Career Integration Grant (DISEASENVIRON, PCIG10-GA-2011-303568) of the European Union.
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* Ramón y Cajal Program (RYC-2011-07847) of the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Spain).
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* BFU2013-41337-P grant of the Programa Estatal de Fomento de la Investigación Científica y Técnica de Excelencia (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, Spain).
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Full address: Facultat de Farmacia, Universitat de Barcelona, Unitat de Fisiologia Vegetal. Avda Joan XXIII 27-31, 08028 Barcelona (Spain). <br>
 
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Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences
University of Barcelona (UB)
Department of Biology,
Health & Environment
Av. Joan XXIII 27-31
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Laboratory of Plant-Environment Interactions

Dear visitor, Benvolgut visitant, Estimado visitante, Sehr geehrte besucher,

Welcome to the webpage of the Laboratory of Plant-Environment Interactions (R. Alcazar) at the Deparment of Biology, Health & Environment of the University of Barcelona.

We investigate the adaptation of plants to local environments. We focus on the evolutionary adaptation of plant populations to abiotic and biotic stresses, which are major challenges for plant survival under the current climate change predictions. Derived from our research, we investigate ways for improving stress protection.

For a more detailed view of our research, please have a look at our Research Projects and Scientific Publications sections. You can follow an updated list of our activities and publications in the NEWS section below. For any other enquires, do not hesitate to contact us directly.







AREAS OF RESEARCH



1. Disease resistance in plants
We study the evolution of disease Resistance genes and other loci that condition plant immune activation in the model species Arabidopsis thaliana. We make use of natural populations of plants and pathogens to address molecular and evolutionary aspects of pathogen recognition in the wild. At the direct interface between plants and the environment, we study how temperature modulates some NB-LRR triggered plant immune responses.

2. Natural variation of abiotic stress tolerance and adaptation
Polyamines are small amines which accumulate in response to abiotic and biotic stress. We investigate the implications of polyamines in plant stress protection through the analysis of their mechanisms of action.



Collaborators
Joachim Kopka, MPIMP, Germany
Jane Parker, MPIPZ, Germany
CCiT, University of Barcelona
National Centre of Genomic Analysis CNAG


News and Announcements e-Board

Publications 2016
22/04/2016 Parker lab: Ler RPP1-like R8 is required for autoimmunity triggered by EDS1 nuclear accumulation

15/03/2016 In Frontiers Plant Sci: GWAS analysis for Arabidopsis guazatine tolerance

22/01/2016 In Plant Cell & Environment:  tSpm triggers salinity tolerance in Arabidopsis

01/02/2016 In Frontiers Plant Sci: Metabolic profiling of atpao4 mutants under dark induced senescence

In press: Drought Stress Tolerance in Relation to Polyamine Metabolism in Plants, book chapter in Springer.


01/01/2016 Iñigo Aristizábal (Degree in Biochemistry and Mol. Biology) joins our lab as UB Master 2015/16.

PRESS RELEASES

Alcázar Lab work highlighted by the University of Barcelona 20.01.15
Rubén Alcázar research highlighted by the Faculty of Pharmacy at UB, January 2015
Alcázar Lab work highlighted by the Bulletin of the Spanish Society of Plant Physiology, SEFV. January, 2015
PLoS Genet 2014 highlight by Max Planck Institute, Cologne. 11.12.14.
Arabidopsis semidwarfs: the green revolution in nature 02.12.2013. University of Barcelona.
Hybrid plants with over-reactive immune system 17.11.2010. Max Planck Society.



Rubén Alcázar is Ramón y Cajal Researcher at the Department of Natural Products, Plant Biology and Soil Science of the University of Barcelona.



Research in Alcázar Lab is supported by:


  • 7th Framework Programme. Marie Curie Career Integration Grant (DISEASENVIRON, PCIG10-GA-2011-303568) of the European Union.
  • Ramón y Cajal Program (RYC-2011-07847) of the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Spain).
  • BFU2013-41337-P grant of the Programa Estatal de Fomento de la Investigación Científica y Técnica de Excelencia (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, Spain).

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