Floral induction and development

Group leader: Soraya Pelaz

Research project:

Conservation of RAV Gene Regulatory Network in abiotic stress responses

The connection among crop production, climate change, and demographic growth is progressively uncovering a profound impact in the food security throughout the world. Because plants are sessile organisms, they maximize their chances to survive adversities by reprogramming their development for adaptation to environmental changes. Under this scenario, integrative approaches to understand the specific role of essential genetic regulatory networks in plants are urgently needed. RAV genes configure a potential hub to modulate plant development in response to adverse environmental conditions, which are major limiting factors for plant survival, adaptation, and crop production. Therefore, we perform a comprehensive functional study of RAV genes along the green tree of life. We will analyze their gene regulatory networks in abiotic stress responses and aim to decipher their conserved roles from non-flowering to flowering plants.

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Potential collaborations with other research groups

John Innes Centre (JIC)

Steve Penfield

Cristobal Uauy

Lars Ostergaard

Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ)

George Coupland

Franziska Turck

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