Maloof Lab:Jose M. Jimenez-Gomez
The degree of responsiveness of each plant to different light conditions is dependent on the origin of the plant and has an adaptive value. My research focuses in the changes produced at the molecular level during evolution. In order to do so, I analyze the vast variation in light responses existing in nature, as well as the effect that domestication has in the way that plants perceive and respond to light.
A more detailed explanation on plant adaptation, responses to light and molecular evolution can be found at the Maloof lab webpage.