Alcazar

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Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Barcelona (UB)
Department of Natural Products,
Plant Biology and Soil Science.
Av. Joan XXIII s/n
08028 Barcelona

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Plant-Environment Interactions

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.



Current projects

Evolution of NB-LRR genes in nature, disease resistance and incompatibility

We're currently studying the evolution of NB-LRR immune-receptor genes and other interacting loci that condition defense against evolving pathogens and how this derives in immune-related hybrid incompatibility. We address these questions using molecular biology, population genetics and biochemical approaches and wild Arabidopsis and pathogen populations. This research is complemented by the study of the modulation of NB-LRR signaling by temperature under the DISEASENVIRON project.

Natural variation of stress-induced metabolites
We study the genetic bases for the naturally occurring genetic variation of some stress metabolites involved in resistance traits to abiotic stress.


Our research is supported by:

  • The Ramón y Cajal Programe (Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Spain)
  • Marie Curie Career Integration Grant (DISEASENVIRON) 2012-2016

For a more detailed view of our research, have a look at our Research Projects and Scientific Publications sections.
For general public information have a look at +info.


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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? 
Interested students should contact us by e-mail.
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Contacta con nosotros por e-mail.
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Latest publications: 
The Roles of Polyamines during the lifespan of plants:from development to stress(2014). Tiburcio AF, Altabella T, Bitrián M and Alcázar R. Planta, doi: 10.1007/s00425-014-2055-9. online first March 2014 read here






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Full address: Facultat de Farmacia, Universitat de Barcelona, Unitat de Fisiologia Vegetal. Avda Joan XXIII 27-31, 08028 Barcelona (Spain).
Tel +34 934 024 492 Fax +34 934 029 043

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