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'''''Genetics of Plant-Environment Interactions'''''<br><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 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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'''1. Immune-related hybrid incompatibility in plants ''' <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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We study the evolution of ''NB-LRR'' immune-receptor 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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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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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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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 NB-LRR immune-receptor 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.


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.



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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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