Grupo Investigación en Bases Moleculares de la Transición de Fases en El Desarrollo Vegetal
Group leaders: Jose Antonio Jarillo Quiroga - Research Professor INIA and Manuel Angel Piñeiro Galvín - Research Professor INIA
During their life cycle plants undergo a number of developmental phases, including embryonic, vegetative and reproductive development. These developmental stages are characterised by specific patterns of cellular differentiation. The switch from a developmental phase to the next is under the control of spatial and temporal patterns of gene expression, so that selective activation or silencing of genes directs plant development through different phase changes. Our group is focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in the regulation of plant developmental transitions. In particular we are interested in phase transitions such as flowering and germination with adaptive value for plant species as well as a significant impact on crop yield.