Genetics & Evolution of Plant-Environment Interactions
Our lab studies the adaptation of plants to local environments through a transversal approach involving molecular biology, population genetics, evolution and biochemistry. We focus on the natural adaptation of plants to the current challenges of climate change.
Evolution of NB-LRR genes and pathogens
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 biochemistry, we study plant-pathogen coevolution in wild Arabidopsis populations.
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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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