LabName:Alcazar

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Our research laboratory studies the adaptation of plants to local environments from an evolutionary and molecular perspective.
Our research laboratory studies the adaptation of plants to local environments from an evolutionary and molecular perspective.
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We focus on the natural adaptation of plants to the current challenges of climate change and how we can transfer this basic knowledge to practical applications. <br>
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'''Current activities'''<br><br>
'''Current activities'''<br><br>
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'''Evolution of the immune system receptor repertoire '''
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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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We're currently studying the evolution of NB-LRR immune-receptor genes in nature that condition defense against evolving pathogens. i<br><br>  
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'''Naturally occurring variation for PA levels'''
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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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Polyamines are known protective compounds against abiotic and biotic stresses in plants. Our lab studies the genetic basis for the natural variation in polyamine levels in natural populations of Arabidopsis <br><br>  
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'''Dissemination of Knowledge. '''
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Revision as of 03:18, 18 May 2014


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

Our research laboratory studies the adaptation of plants to local environments from an evolutionary and molecular perspective. We focus on the natural adaptation of plants to the current challenges of climate change and how we can transfer this basic knowledge to practical applications.

Current activities

Evolution of the immune system receptor repertoire We're currently studying the evolution of NB-LRR immune-receptor genes in nature that condition defense against evolving pathogens. i

Naturally occurring variation for PA levels Polyamines are known protective compounds against abiotic and biotic stresses in plants. Our lab studies the genetic basis for the natural variation in polyamine levels in natural populations of Arabidopsis

Dissemination of Knowledge. 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.

Academic activities. Follow our University lectures and lab practices in Teaching activities.




News and Announcements e-Board

Follow Alcazar Lab press releases at EduBlogs: [here] 
The Roles of Polyamines during the lifespan of plants:from development to stress(2014).
Tiburcio AF, Altabella T, Bitrián M and Alcázar R. Planta, doi: 10.1007/s00425-014-2055-9. 
online first March 2014 read here
Upcoming 

XII Reunión de Biología Molecular de Plantas, Cartagena, 11-13 de junio de 2014.
XII Plant Molecular Biology Meeting, Cartagena, 11-13 June 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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