Rubén Alcázar Laboratory, University of Barcelona
We're interested in genetics of natural variation, population genetics and molecular biology. We want to know how climate change is shaping plant's resistance and tolerance traits under a combined multidisciplinary approach. Our lab undertakes a research approach that looks for the genetic and molecular basis of naturally occurring quantitative variation in biotic and abiotic stress responses, and how these interact with the environment (genotype-by-environment interactions). This multidisciplinary approach will allow a better understanding of the natural evolution of stress pathways in plants and efficient know-how transfer in practical applications.
For a more detailed view of our research, please have a look at our Research Projects and Scientific Publications sections. For general public information have a look at +info. Our university academic activities are summarized in Teaching activities.
News, 01 Sept 2013 Selection for green revolution alelles in nature, published: Barboza L, Effgen S, Alonso-Blanco C, Kooke R, Keurentjes J, Koornneef M and Alcázar R. Arabidopsis semi-dwarfs evolved from independent mutations in GA20ox1,orthologue to green revolution dwarf alleles in rice and barley. read
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