Genetics & Evolution of Plant-Environment Interactions
Our lab studies the adaptation of plants to local environments from a multidisciplinary perspective: molecular biology, population genetics, evolution and biochemistry. We focus on the natural adaptation of plants to the current challenges of climate change and how we can transfer this basic knowledge to practical applications.
Projects Evolution of the immune system receptor repertoire
We're currently studying the evolution of NB-LRR immune-receptor genes in nature that condition defense against evolving pathogens and hybrid incompatibilities within species.
Naturally occurring variation for PA levels
Polyamines are known protective compounds against abiotic and biotic stresses in plants. Our lab studies the genetic basis for the natural variation in polyamine levels in natural populations of Arabidopsis
Follow Alcazar Lab press releases at EduBlogs: [here]
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
Upcoming Interested in meeting us? Our lab will participate with 2 posters at: XII Plant Molecular Biology Meeting, Cartagena, 11-13 June 2014.
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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