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EVO - DEVO in Plants

Academic Unit: Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences

Colombian Ministry of Science

Class

B

Call

833

Profile

OECD

Discipline

Natural sciences

Subdiscipline

Biological sciences

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Strategic Focus

The evolution and development in plants research group seeks to understand the genetic and morphological bases of the changes that plants undergo during their development. These changes include processes such as flowering and floral organs and fruit formation. From basic science, the group directly impacts the knowledge and improvement of productivity in ornamental plants and tropical crops.

Research Areas and Topics

  • Development and evolution of early diversified tropical angiosperm.    
  • Flower development and evolution in parasitic Colombian plants.
  • Flower genetics development in basal angiosperms (Aristolochiaceae).                                                 
  • Genetics of flower and fruit development in poppies and their relatives (Papaveraceae).
  • Genetics of the development of fleshy fruits (berries) and dehiscent fruits (capsules) in Solanaceae and Rubiaceae.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Group Coordinator

Natalia Pabón Mora, Ph.D., M.Sc.

Postdoc stay.

Technische Universität Dresden - Germany.

Group Coordinator Email

lucia.pabon@udea.edu.co

Scientific Cooperation

Collaborative Relationships

  • Dresden University of Technology (Dresden, Germany).  
  • The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (Texas, USA).
  • The New York Botanical Garden (New York, USA).   
  • Institute for Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (Valencia, Spain).

Notable Projects

  • Identification of flowering promoter genes in Colombian orchids and alstroemeria for the development of floriculture in eastern Antioquia. COLCIENCIAS (2018). $234,948,000 COP.
  • Partner in South America ExpoSEED – Project Number: 691109 The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 (2018-2019).
  • Programmatic Calls Universidad de Antioquia Genetic Regulatory Networks underlying fruit formation in the tomato and the poppy families. (2018) $100,000,000 COP.
  • National Science Foundation NSF Functional Evolution of the FRUITFULL gene lineage in the tomato family (Solanaceae) (2015) $667,655 USD.

Main Research Results

  • Evolution of Class II TCP genes in perianth-bearing Piperales and their contribution to the bilateral calyx in Aristolochia. New Phytologist. 228: 752- 769
  • Genetic mechanisms underlying perianth epidermal elaboration of Aristolochia ringens Vahl (Aristolochiaceae) 253: 56-66
  • Expression and function of the bHLH genes ALCATRAZ and SPATULA in selected Solanaceae species. Plant Journal 99: 686-702
  • Evolution of genes associated with carpel patterning and fruit development in Solanaceae. Annals of Botany 121: 1211-1230. DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcy007
  • Evolution of the APETALA2 gene family in seed plants. Molecular Biology and Evolution 33: 1818-1832. DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msw059

Research Portafolio

We also offer specialized consultancies and training in:

  • Generation of non-model plant transcriptomes.
  • Gene expression studies by in situ hybridization.
  • Functional studies using virus-induced gene silencing.

More Information

https://bit.ly/33fljW1

 
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