Plant genomics

Projects of Plant genomics laboratory:

  • Genomic study and molecular genetic regulation of apomixis
  • WGS, assembly, and annotation of highly heterozygous plant genomes
  • Phylogenetic and functional analysis of genes
  • Plant extracellular vesicles for therapy and prevention of human diseases

The main goal of the first three projects is to understand the molecular basis of apomixis, asexual reproduction of plants through seeds. Apomixis could be a key enabling technology for advanced agriculture helping to fix heterosis in F1 and a further indefinite number of generations. We are interested in the role of sexual and asexual reproduction in evolution and population genetics, molecular mechanisms of switching from sexual reproduction to apomixis.

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