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'''''Plant-Environment Interactions'''''<br>
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'''''Genetics of Plant-Environment Interactions'''''<br><br>
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* Our lab is committed to finding solutions for future '''C'''hallenges and '''C'''onsequences of '''C'''limate '''C'''hange: '''the four C's.''' <br><br>
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* We approach this by studying '''plant''' '''tolerance''' and '''resistance''' in diverse environments. <br><br>
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* Why in plants? Because plants are primary sources of '''food''' and their adaptation to new environments is a prerequisite for the establishment of '''life''' as we know on earth.<br>
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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're currently studying immune-receptor gene variation and the effect of temperature on modulation of defense in frame of the project DISEASENVIRON (Career Integration Grant, Marie-Curie Actions, EU). <br><br>
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'''Applied research. '''
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Our lab collaborates with the group of Prof. A.F. Tiburcio to study polyamine homeostasis in plants and its practical applications for inducing stress tolerance against abiotic stresses. <br><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. For general public information have a look at [http://alcazar.openwetware.org/Alcazar_Youtube.html +info]. <br><br>
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'''Transferring knowledge to future generations.  '''
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'''CURRENT AREAS OF RESEARCH'''
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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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  '''IN PRESS''': The roles of polyamines during the lifespan of plants: from development to stress
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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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          Tiburcio AF, Altabella T, Bitrián M and Alcázar R. Planta (2014).
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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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[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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Tiburcio AF, Altabella T, Bitrián M and Alcázar R. (2014) Planta 240: 1-18.<br>
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Ruben Alcazar Lab granted by the Spanish Programme of Scientific and Technical Excellence 2014.
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Full address: Facultat de Farmacia, Universitat de Barcelona, Unitat de Fisiologia Vegetal. Avda Joan XXIII 27-31, 08028 Barcelona (Spain). <br>
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Universitat de Barcelona
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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

Ruben Alcazar Lab granted by the Spanish Programme of Scientific and Technical Excellence 2014.





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


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