News 2021

- Tuesday, 02 March 2021

The CBGP organizes the CBGP_S3-Forum on “Novel Genome Editing Technologies: Evolution and Revolution”

The CBGP (UPM-INIA) organizes, in the frame of its CBGP_S3-Forum Program, the Workshop “Novel Genome Editing Technologies: Evolution and Revolution” that aims to discuss about the potential of Genome Editing technology and the different legal policies and scenarios to commercialize genome-edited products.

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- Thursday, 25 February 2021

Development of synthetic biology tools for the expression of recombinant proteins in rice plastids

There are proteins encoded by nuclear DNA that are synthesized with an N-terminal signal (Transit Peptide) that mediates interaction with of translocator complexes on plastid membranes and import. The characterization of TPs from species like rice supposes the creation of synthetic biology tools useful for cereal engineering.

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- Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Mixed‐linked β‐1,3/1,4‐glucans derived from the cell walls of microorganisms and plants trigger disease resistance responses in plants

The Plant Immunity Group of the CBGP (UPM-INIA) has studied together with the company Plant Response Biotech,, a CBGP spin-off, and within the framework of an industrial Doctorate funded by Madrid’s Regional Government ((IND2017/BIO-7800), the capacity of some mixed glucans (MLGs), made of glucose, to activate plant immunity and disease resistance. In the article published in The Plant Journal CBGP researchers describe that the cell walls of some plant pathogens, like oomycetes, contains MLGs, in addition to the previously described content of MLG in the plant cell walls of cereals.

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- Tuesday, 09 February 2021

International Women’s and Girls' Day in Science

To promote scientific vocations in girls, it is essential that they have real references, and for this, this Thursday, two of the scientists of the CBGP will tell us what they are dedicated to and what has been their trajectory to get here.

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- Friday, 29 January 2021

Sweet Immunity: plant cell wall is a dynamic structure determining plant disease resistance to pathogens and fitness

CBGP researchers demonstrate the key role of plant cell wall in the regulation of specific plant immune responses opening the possibility to enhance crops disease resistance and yield by modifying crops cell walls.  

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- Friday, 29 January 2021

Repression of barley cathepsins, HvPap-19 and HvPap-1, differentially alters grain composition and delays germination

Researchers from CBGP demuestran the role of two gene encoding cysteine-proteases of barley (cathepsins F- and B-like) associated with the mobilization of grain storage compounds upon germination and the effects of their silencing in the grain composition and germination performance.

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- Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Araceli Díaz-Perales, researcher at CBGP (UPM-INIA) and Miguel Holgado, researcher at CTB will jointly give the master lesson in the Solemn Academic Act of Santo Tomás de Aquino of UPM

The lesson talk title will be: "COVID 19: A master Lesson on science and technology"

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- Thursday, 21 January 2021

The price of the induced defence against pests: a meta-analysis

Researchers from CBGP demonstrate through a meta-analysis the importance of the different variables that surround the plant-arthropod interaction as well as the parameters used to estimate the fitness in the final result of the defense-growth trade-off established during the infestation.

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- Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Improving gene circuit design by considering host-circuit interactions

Synthetic biology is about the design and implementation of gene regulatory networks in living cells. We show that considering DNA components alone is not enough to determine circuit function. The context in which they perform (particularities of the host organism) is crucial for their outcome.  

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- Thursday, 14 January 2021

How plants keep track of time to develop

Time tracking is vital for plants because many plant processes occur periodically. Branching of the root system is driven by a molecular clock known as the Root Clock. Our research has identified the oscillatory mechanism underlying the Root Clock and how it is entrained by environmental conditions.

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- Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Nitric Oxide, an essential intermediate in the plant-herbivore interaction

Researchers from CBGP compile in a perspective article the role of nitric oxide (NO) and associated molecules with the NO metabolic pathway in the generation of plant defences to phytophagous insects and acari.

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- Monday, 11 January 2021

How do plants build on their favorite nutrient?

Plants adapt their growth to nutrient availability in the soil. One of most pressing global food challenges is to engineer plants towards more efficient nutrient acquisition. Using combination of computer modeling and experiments the PlantDynamics lab demonstrated a mechanism underlying synchronized tissue growth that depends on nitrate levels.

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