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'''''Genetics & Evolution of Plant-Environment Interactions'''''<br><br>
'''''Genetics & Evolution of Plant-Environment Interactions'''''<br><br>
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Our research laboratory studies the adaptation of plants to local environments from an evolutionary and molecular perspective.
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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 adaptation to stress (abiotic and biotic) exploring the natural variation present in wild populations.
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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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'''Evolution of the immune system receptor repertoire ''' <br>
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'''Evolution of NB-LRR genes and pathogens ''' <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 and hybrid incompatibilities within species.<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 and how this derives in immune-driven reproductive isolation barriers within species (hybrid incompatibilities). We're particularly studying the evolution of the RPP1-like cluster, which is involved in recognition of the naturally occurring ''Arabidopsis thaliana'' pathogen ''Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis'' and frequently involved in hybrid incompatibility. Through a combined research involving molecular biology,  population genetics and biochemical approaches, we study plant-pathogen coevolution in wild Arabidopsis populations and how this is translated into the genetic composition of NB-LRR genes in local populations. <br><br>  
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'''Naturally occurring variation for PA levels''' <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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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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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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Genetics & Evolution 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 adaptation to stress (abiotic and biotic) exploring the natural variation present in wild populations.



Evolution of NB-LRR genes and pathogens

We're currently studying the evolution of NB-LRR immune-receptor genes in nature that condition defense against evolving pathogens and how this derives in immune-driven reproductive isolation barriers within species (hybrid incompatibilities). We're particularly studying the evolution of the RPP1-like cluster, which is involved in recognition of the naturally occurring Arabidopsis thaliana pathogen Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis and frequently involved in hybrid incompatibility. Through a combined research involving molecular biology, population genetics and biochemical approaches, we study plant-pathogen coevolution in wild Arabidopsis populations and how this is translated into the genetic composition of NB-LRR genes in local populations.

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

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 

Interested in meeting us? Our lab will participate with 2 posters at:
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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