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GENETICS | Plant Genetics and Biothecnology

Bioremediation of soil and water for heavy metals and aromatic compounds by means of plants and microalgae

Characterisation and induction of phenol oxidase activity in plants and microalgae to remediate PHA-containing soils and wastewaters.

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Dissecting anthocyanin pathway

Dissecting-anthocyanin-pathway Analysis of structural genes and transcription factors controlling anthocyanin pathway in potato and grape.

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DNA and transcriptomic markers for food traceability and authentication

Developments and applications of modern genetics and genomics for the characterization of plant-derived food.

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Genomic studies for heavy metal exclusion in eggplant fruit

Identification of major genes involved in heavy metal uptake, translocation and accumulation into eggplant fruit by means of qPCR and ICP-MS.

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Identification of mRNAs and miRNAs controlling gene methylation and expression patterns associated to drought tolerance, potato tuber and tomato fruit quality

Identification-of-mRNAs Development and use of genomic tools for tomato breeding and identification of gene networks functionally associated to quality traits and methylation patterns.

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Ionomics and modelling of ions accumulation in tomato fruit

On the basis of gene expression analysis of tomato fruit (RNA-Seq) coupled with their ion content evaluation (ICP-MS), a model of ions homeostasis will be established for food biofortification.

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Metabolic engineering of lipids biosynthesis in microalgae for biodiesel production

Biosynthetic pathways modification of lipids in microalgae for green energy production.

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Molecular plant-insect interactions

The research covers different aspects of the  interaction between insects with plants including chemical, genetic and molecular analysis, with a broad fundamental or applied focus on the development of novel defense strategies against Aphids and Lepidoptera.

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Multidisciplinary approaches for improving tomato resistance and quality

Data integration system  of genetic, genomic and phenotypic data  in order to  investigate plant–pathogen systems and  to  predict models of action for a better identification of quality features.

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Novel genes and molecules active in plant defence

Increase the understanding of the origin, function, and significance of plant- and pest-derived gene products that mediate interactions within and between organisms and their use through biotechnology.

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Plant genome sequencing

Plant-genome-sequencing Generation, sequencing, assembling and cataloguing of data and sequence variations in tomato, Cucurbita and wild potato Solanum commersonii. Analysis of their biological significance and the functional nucleotide polymorphisms.

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Production of bioactive compounds in plant cells

Development of novel systems for the production of pharmaceuticals in plant cells.

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Tomato epigemomic profiling

Tomato-epigemomic-profiling Analysis of DNA methylation and micro RNA in tomato to assess environmental effects on tomato fruit ripening.

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Transcriptomic and metabolomic patterns in olive drupe following Bactrocera oleae infestations

The research deals with the study of transcriptome and metabolome reprogramming in infested olives.

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