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The ''Arabidopsis thaliana'' green revolution
 
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'''Barboza L, Effgen S, Alonso-Blanco C, Kooke R, Keurentjes J, Koornneef M and Alcázar R.
 
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'''''Arabidopsis semi-dwarfs evolved from independent mutations in GA20ox1, orthologue to'''''
 
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'''''green revolution dwarf alleles in rice and barley.''''' '''PNAS, in press.'''
 
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This article by '''Barboza et al.''' determines the evolutionary basis of the GA5 locus,
 
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involved in semi-dwarf phenotypes that naturally segregate in ''A.thaliana'' populations.
 
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This study demonstrates that the use of ''A.thaliana'' natural variation enables
 
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Revision as of 03:10, 24 August 2013


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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Plant-Environment Interactions


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.


For a more detailed view of our research plans, please have a look at our Research Projects and Scientific Publications sections.






LATEST NEWS

24, July 2013 

Rubén Alcázar editor of Advances in Botany Editorial Board 
February 2013

Rubén Alcázar guest editor of the research topic "Polyamines in stress and development"
in Frontiers in Plant Sci.






PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • 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.
  • 25.10.2012 R.A. granted by Marie Curie Actions for the project DISEASENVIRON.
  • 25.10.2012 Review on new open access journal 'Metabolites' published. read
  • 08.10.2012 Interessat en realitzar la tesi doctoral o màster al nostre grup? Contacta per e-mail amb nosaltres.
  • 04.10.2012 New lab webpage version released in OpenWetWare.





SEMINARS - Keep updated with our research

Summer break until September. There are no seminars scheduled.
Previous seminars: 
16 April 12:30h
Location: Aula Magna, Facultat de Farmàcia, Universitat de Barcelona
Avda Joan XXIII 27-31, 08028 Barcelona
Title: Incompatibilitats genètiques del sistema immune de les plantes.
Language: Catalan



Address:

Facultat de Farmàcia - Universitat de Barcelona (UB)
Departament de Productes Naturals, Biologia Vegetal i Edafologia
Unitat de Fisiologia Vegetal - Edifici A, 2a Planta
Avda Joan XXIII 27-31, 08028 Barcelona
Spain


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