AL 01- Genomics and Proteomics (UnB, Embrapa Cenargen)
Team Leader: Robert N. G. Miller
Laboratory Activities with INCT PlantStress Biotech
The Laboratory Genomics and Proteomics carries out studies aimed at prospecting and identifying new genes, regulatory sequences and molecules involved with the resistance/tolerance responses of plants to biotic and abiotic stresses, aiming at the elucidation of the molecular mechanisms of plants that occur in response to different stresses, combined or not. The research group also performs the validation of function of these assets in model plants.
• Prospecting for genes/molecules of interest for pest and drought control in wild germplasm of Musa spp.
• Prospecting of target molecules in phytoparasitic nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) and phytopathogenic fungi (Pseudocercospora spp.) for pest control.
• Prospecting for small RNAs in plant genotypes that are resistant/tolerant to pests and drought that may be involved in responding to these stresses.
• Prospecting for genes/molecules that are efficient in pest control and tolerance to water deficit simultaneously (cross-stress).
• Validation of prospective innovation assets by their overexpression or gene silencing in model plants for analysis and validation of their function.
Robert Neil Gerard Miller
Microbiology Laboratory: Plant-Prague Interaction, Bloco I-1-35/8,
Institute of Biological Sciences, Department of Cell Biology,
Universidade de Brasília, Campus Universitário Darcy Ribeiro, Asa Norte, Postal Code 70910-900, Brasília, DF, Brazil.