AL 02 - Transcriptomics, Epigenetics and Functional Genomics - (UFRGS)
Team Leader: Rogério Margis
Laboratory Activities with INCT PlantStress Biotech
Research efforts in our laboratory are focused on the prospecting and characterization of genes involved in the response of plants to biotic and abiotic stresses. Emphasis: Soybean (Glycine max), Jackbean (Canavalia ensiformis) and Solanum nigrum. Approaches: Analysis of gene expression; Gene silencing; Overexpression; Subcellular location of gene products. For genetic transformation, we mainly use particle bombardment, but we are gaining experience in Agrobacterium-mediated transformation. Embryogenic tissues are used as targets for transformation.
• Response of native Neotropical plants and cultivated plants to abiotic stresses: drought and salinity.
• Identification of genes related to plant adaptation and tolerance to abiotic stresses.
• Characterization of the interaction network between microRNAs - circRNAs and mRNAs in the regulation of gene expression.
• Study of the mechanisms and quantification of mRNA editing events in chloroplasts in response to stresses.
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - Department of Biophysics - Room 206 - LGPP
Campus do Vale, Bento Gonçalves Avenue 9500, Building 4342212, Postal Code 91501-910, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
Phone: +55 51 3008-6234