AL 05 - Plant-Pests Interaction - (Embrapas)
Team Leader: Patrícia Messemberg Guimarães
Laboratory Activities with INCT PlantStress Biotech
The Plant-Pest Interaction Laboratory conducts studies on the interaction of plants with biotic and abiotic stresses, aiming at elucidating the changes in the cellular, biochemical, physiological and molecular machinery of plants, which occur in response to different stresses, combined or not. In addition to prospecting and identifying genes, regulatory sequences and molecules involved in plant tolerance/resistance responses to one or more stresses, research group performs the validation of function of these assets in model plants and methods are developed and improved for the validation of these assets in target plants, which will enable the development of cultivars more adapted to different environmental conditions.
• Prospecting for genes/molecules or peptides of interest for the control of drought and pests in wild peanut germplasm (Arachis spp.).
• Prospecting of target molecules in phytoparasitic nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) for pest control.
• Prospecting for small RNAs in plant genotypes that are resistant/tolerant to pests and drought that may be involved in these stresses.
• Prospecting for molecules and peptides that are efficient in controlling pests and tolerating water deficit simultaneously (cross-stress).
• Vallidation of assets due to their overexpression or gene silencing in model plants for analysis and validation of their function.
Patricia Messenberg Guimarães
EMBRAPA Genetic Resources and Biotechnology
W5 Norte Avenue (end) - P.O. Box 02372 - Postal Code 70770-917 - Brasília, DF - Brazil
Phone:+55 61 3448-4787