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Dept. Biology, Healthcare & Environment
Section of Plant Physiology
Facultat de Farmàcia, Av. Joan XXIII 27-31
08028 Barcelona, Spain

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Genetics & Evolution of Plant-Environment Interactions

Our lab studies the adaptation of plants to local environments through a transversal approach involving molecular biology, population genetics, evolution and biochemistry. We focus on the natural adaptation of plants to the current challenges of climate change.

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 biochemistry, we study plant-pathogen coevolution in wild Arabidopsis 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.

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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

Interested in meeting us? Our lab will participate with 2 posters at:
XII Plant Molecular Biology Meeting, Cartagena, 11-13 June 2014.

The Faculty | The University | The Campus | Scientific and Technological Centers

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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