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Our lab studies 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 stress (abiotic and biotic). Derived from our basic research, we investigate ways for improving stress protection.
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We're currently studying the evolution of ''NB-LRR'' immune-receptor genes and other interacting loci that condition defense against evolving pathogens and how this derives in immune-related hybrid incompatibility, an important obstacle in plant breeding. We address these questions using molecular biology, population genetics and biochemical approaches. 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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We study the genetic bases for the naturally occurring  variation of some stress metabolites involved in resistance traits to abiotic and biotic stresses in collaboration with different laboratories. We identify natural compounds which protect plants from stress. Through molecular approaches we improve the resistance of plants to different stresses. <br>
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We study the evolution of ''NB-LRR'' immune-receptor genes and interacting loci that condition immune-related hybrid incompatibility (HI) in natural Arabidopsis 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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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]. <br><br>
 
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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 involved in resistance to abiotic stress.
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[[Image:Announcement_alcazar.jpg |100px]] '''News and Announcements e-Board'''<br>
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Genetics of Plant-Environment Interactions

Our lab studies 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 NB-LRR immune-receptor genes and interacting loci that condition immune-related hybrid incompatibility (HI) in natural Arabidopsis 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 involved in resistance to abiotic stress.


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.



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.

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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).
Tel +34 934 024 492 Fax +34 934 029 043

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