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'''''What are we interested in?'''''
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'''''Genetics of Plant-Environment Interactions'''''<br><br>
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We study the genetic and molecular bases for the '''adaptation of plants to their local environments'''. We mainly focus on the evolutionary adaptation of plant populations to '''abiotic and biotic stresses''', which are major threats for plant survival. Derived from our basic research, we investigate ways for improving stress protection.<br>
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We're interested in genetics of natural variation, population genetics and molecular biology. We want to know how climate change is shaping plant's resistance and tolerance traits under a combined multidisciplinary approach. Our lab undertakes a research approach that looks for the genetic and molecular basis of naturally occurring quantitative variation in biotic and abiotic stress responses, and how these interact with the environment (genotype-by-environment interactions). This multidisciplinary approach will allow a better understanding of the natural evolution of stress pathways in plants and efficient know-how transfer to practical applications.<br>
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For a more detailed view of our research plans, please have a look at our [http://openwetware.org/wiki/Alcazar:Research Research] and [http://openwetware.org/wiki/Alcazar:Publications Publications] sections.
 
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Location: Aula Magna, Facultat de Farmàcia, Universitat de Barcelona - Avda Joan XXIII s/n, 08028 Barcelona<br>
 
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Title: Incompatibilitats genètiques del sistema immune de les plantes.<br>
 
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'''1. Natural variation and evolution of immune resistance in plants.''' <br>
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Plant resistance to pathogens is an important field of research with direct applications. We study the '''molecular bases and evolution of ''Resistance'' genes''' and other loci that condition '''plant immunity'''. We explore the mechanisms that have naturally evolved in plant populations to resist against biotic threats. This research is complemented by the study of the modulation of some immune responses  by '''temperature''' which is important under the current climate change predictions. <br><br>
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'''2. Natural variation of abiotic stress tolerance and adaptation'''
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24.06.13 Ruben Alcazar editor of Advances in Botany [http://www.hindawi.com/journals/abot/editors/ Editorial Board] <br>
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Ruben Alcazar guest editor of the research topic "Polyamines in stress and development" in [http://www.frontiersin.org/Plant_Metabolism_and_Chemodiversity/researchtopics/Plant_polyamines_in_stress_and/1527 Frontiers in Plant Sci.]
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We investigate the molecular and genetic mechanisms underlying the naturally occurring '''tolerance to abiotic stresses in plant populations'''. We're currently studying the genetic bases for the naturally occurring variation of '''stress protective metabolites''' that condition resistance in plants. Since 2014 we have introduced ''Capsella bursa-pastoris'' for this research and we're currently developing genetic tools for this species.  
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* Our lab has started research activities as from 1st Dec 2012 and is recruting students interested in our research activities. Interested people should contact us directly.
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* '''25.10.2012''' R.A. granted by Marie Curie Actions for the project DISEASENVIRON.
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* '''25.10.2012''' Review on new open access journal 'Metabolites' published. [http://www.mdpi.com/2218-1989/2/3/516 read]
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*'''''08.10.2012''''' Interessat en realitzar la tesi doctoral o màster al nostre grup? Contacta per e-mail amb nosaltres.
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*'''''04.10.2012''''' New lab webpage version released in OpenWetWare.
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El nostre és un laboratori interessat en l'estudi de les bases genètiques de l'estrés abiòtic i biòtic en plantes, emprant organismes model i espècies d'interés agronòmic, investiguem la variabilitat genètica natural existent en poblacions silvestres. La nostra és una recerca transversal que incorpora genètica de la variabilitat natural, genètica de poblacions, biologia molecular i bioquímica.
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Els detalls de la nostra recerca i projectes en curs es poden consultar en l'apartat "Research" i "Publications".
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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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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]. Historial record of main press releases can be found at [http://ralcazar.edublogs.org/ Edublogs] <br>
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[http://twitter.com/RubenAlcazarLab Follow us on Twitter]
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Nuestro laboratorio tiene como principal línea de investigación el estudio de las bases genéticas del estrés abiótico y biótico. Para ello estudiamos la variabilidad genética natural existente en poblaciones naturales de especies modelo y de interés agronómico. Nuestra investigación es transversal e incluye genética de la variabilidad natural, genética de poblaciones, biología molecular y bioquímica.
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'''LATEST PUBLICATIONS''' <br>
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[http://www.frontiersin.org/books/Plant_polyamines_in_stress_and_development/340 E-book in Frontiers in Plant Science 2014, by Antonio F. Tiburcio and Rubén Alcázar, Eds.]
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Editorial article by Ruben Alcazar & A.F. Tiburcio in Frontiers in Plant Science 2014:
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[http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fpls.2014.00319/full Plant polyamines in stress and development: an emerging area of research in plant sciences] <br>
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[http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00425-014-2055-9 '''Review: The Roles of Polyamines during the lifespan of plants:from development to stress''']
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Tiburcio AF, Altabella T, Bitrián M and Alcázar R. (2014) Planta 240: 1-18.<br>
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'''INSTITUTIONAL PRESS RELEASES'''<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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[http://www.ub.edu/farmacia/ The Faculty] | [http://www.ub.edu The University] | [http://bkc.upc.ub.edu/ The Campus] | [http://www.ccit.ub.edu/EN/home.html Scientific and Technological Centers]
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Facultat de Farmacia
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Unitat de Fisiologia Vegetal
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Facultat de Farmàcia - Universitat de Barcelona (UB) <br>
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Departament de Productes Naturals, Biologia Vegetal i Edafologia<br>
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<p>This wiki site is built under [http://www.openwetware.org Openwetware],  an open access movement promoting the sharing of information among researchers.</p>
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Lab website is still under construction.
 
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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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Genetics of Plant-Environment Interactions

We study the genetic and molecular bases for the adaptation of plants to their local environments. We mainly focus on the evolutionary adaptation of plant populations to abiotic and biotic stresses, which are major threats for plant survival. Derived from our basic research, we investigate ways for improving stress protection.


CURRENT AREAS OF RESEARCH



1. Natural variation and evolution of immune resistance in plants.

Plant resistance to pathogens is an important field of research with direct applications. We study the molecular bases and evolution of Resistance genes and other loci that condition plant immunity. We explore the mechanisms that have naturally evolved in plant populations to resist against biotic threats. This research is complemented by the study of the modulation of some immune responses by temperature which is important under the current climate change predictions.


2. Natural variation of abiotic stress tolerance and adaptation


We investigate the molecular and genetic mechanisms underlying the naturally occurring tolerance to abiotic stresses in plant populations. We're currently studying the genetic bases for the naturally occurring variation of stress protective metabolites that condition resistance in plants. Since 2014 we have introduced Capsella bursa-pastoris for this research and we're currently developing genetic tools for this species.




Rubén Alcázar is Ramón y Cajal Researcher at the Department of Natural Products, Plant Biology and Soil Science of the University of Barcelona.
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. Historial record of main press releases can be found at Edublogs
Follow us on Twitter



News and Announcements e-Board


LATEST PUBLICATIONS

E-book in Frontiers in Plant Science 2014, by Antonio F. Tiburcio and Rubén Alcázar, Eds.

Editorial article by Ruben Alcazar & A.F. Tiburcio in Frontiers in Plant Science 2014:
Plant polyamines in stress and development: an emerging area of research in plant sciences 
Review: The Roles of Polyamines during the lifespan of plants:from development to stress Tiburcio AF, Altabella T, Bitrián M and Alcázar R. (2014) Planta 240: 1-18.

INSTITUTIONAL PRESS RELEASES

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.




The Faculty | The University | The Campus | Scientific and Technological Centers




Address:
Facultat de Farmacia
Universitat de Barcelona
Unitat de Fisiologia Vegetal
Avda Joan XXIII s/n
08028 Barcelona (Spain)


About the logo: Skyline of the city of Barcelona, where our lab is located.

This wiki site is built under Openwetware, an open access movement promoting the sharing of information among researchers.

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