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'''''Plant-Environment Interactions'''''<br><br>
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'''''Genetics of Plant-Environment Interactions'''''<br><br>
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Rubén Alcázar Laboratory, University of Barcelona
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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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'''CURRENT AREAS OF RESEARCH'''
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For a more detailed view of our research, please have a look at our [http://alcazar.openwetware.org/Research.html Research Projects] and [http://alcazar.openwetware.org/Publications.html Scientific Publications] sections. For general public information have a look at [http://alcazar.openwetware.org/Alcazar_Youtube.html +info]. Our university academic activities are summarized in [http://alcazar.openwetware.org/Lectures.html Teaching activities].
 
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'''1. Immune-related hybrid incompatibility in plants ''' <br>
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We study the evolution of ''Resistance'' genes and interacting loci that condition '''immune-related hybrid incompatibility''' in natural ''Arabidopsis thaliana'' populations. This research is complemented by the study of the modulation of ''NB-LRR'' signaling by '''temperature''' which is important under the current climate change predictions. <br><br>
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'''2. Natural variation of stress-induced metabolites'''
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In collaboration with the lab of Prof. A.F. Tiburcio at the same department, we study the genetic bases for the naturally occurring variation of '''stress protective metabolites''' that condition resistance traits in plants.
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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]
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'''LATEST PUBLICATIONS''' <br>
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'''News, 01 Sept 2013'''
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'''Selection for green revolution alelles in nature, published:'''
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  Barboza L, Effgen S, Alonso-Blanco C, Kooke R, Keurentjes J, Koornneef M and Alcázar R.
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  Editorial article of upcoming e-book in Frontiers in Plant Science. Editors: Ruben Alcazar & A.F. Tiburcio.
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Arabidopsis semi-dwarfs evolved from independent mutations in GA20ox1,orthologue to green revolution
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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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dwarf alleles in rice and barley. [http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/09/09/1314979110.long read]
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  '''Announcement. 28 Aug 2013'''
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  [http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00425-014-2055-9 '''The Roles of Polyamines during the lifespan of plants:from development to stress''']
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Deadline for abstract submission to [http://www.frontiersin.org/plant_metabolism_and_chemodiversity/researchtopics/plant_polyamines_in_stress_and/1527 special issue on polyamines in Frontiers] approaching (30 Sept)
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Tiburcio AF, Altabella T, Bitrián M and Alcázar R. (2014) Planta 240: 1-18.<br>
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  Rubén Alcázar and Antonio F. Tiburcio, Guest Editors
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  '''News. 24 July 2013'''
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Rubén Alcázar editor of Advances in Botany [http://www.hindawi.com/journals/abot/editors/ Editorial Board] <br>
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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.bcn.cat The City]
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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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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. Immune-related hybrid incompatibility in plants

We study the evolution of Resistance genes and interacting loci that condition immune-related hybrid incompatibility in natural Arabidopsis thaliana populations. This research is complemented by the study of the modulation of NB-LRR signaling by temperature which is important under the current climate change predictions.


2. Natural variation of stress-induced metabolites


In collaboration with the lab of Prof. A.F. Tiburcio at the same department, we study the genetic bases for the naturally occurring variation of stress protective metabolites that condition resistance traits in plants.


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



News and Announcements e-Board


LATEST PUBLICATIONS

Editorial article of upcoming e-book in Frontiers in Plant Science. Editors: Ruben Alcazar & A.F. Tiburcio.
Plant polyamines in stress and development: an emerging area of research in plant sciences 
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.

More news

Coming soon.





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




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


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