News 2015



- Thursday, 17 December 2015

A CBGP-based publication gets MPMI cover

The journal ‘Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions’ has selected a paper from the CBGP group Plant Virus Biotechnology to illustrate the cover of the December-2015 issue.




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- Thursday, 10 December 2015

CBGP project is a finalist in the third and final phase of the competition Actua UPM XII

A group of researchers led by Dr. Marta Berrocal -Lobo presented a business plan for N -cycle project.




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- Monday, 30 November 2015

A proteomics study dissects the heat stress response leading to plant survival or death

Researchers at CBGP identify new proteins involved in plant adaptation to heat stress.



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- Friday, 23 October 2015

Identification of the mechanism that regulates continuous tissue formation in plants

The journal Science publishes a study developed through collaboration between the Center for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics UPM-INIA and Duke University that identifies 5 factors as key regulators of tissue formation in roots throughout all its formative stages. These regulators are transcriptional factors and its presence and dose in cells determines the expression of genes that confer the appropriate identity to every cells.


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- Thursday, 08 October 2015

PHYB-HOS1-CO module integrates red-light signals into Arabidopsis flowering

Researchers at CBGP revealed the molecular mechanism mediating the red light-induced degradation of CO that regulates photoperiodic flowering in Arabidopsis.


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- Monday, 05 October 2015

Lights and Shadows of Polyploidy in Plants

Investigadores del CBGP han revisado los últimos avances relativos a los mecanismos moleculares y celulares que subyacen en la tolerancia al estrés en plantas autopoliploides. La revisión resume y analiza los últimos avances realizados en la planta modelo Arabidopsis y en otros cultivos agronómicos. Este estudio ha sido publicado recientemente en Journal of Experimental Botany.



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- Monday, 21 September 2015

Infections caused by closely related plant viruses differentially alter plant developmental pattern

Un estudio internacional llevado a cabo en varios países, coordinado por investigadores del CBGP, demuestra la capacidad de las infecciones víricas de las plantas para alterar el plan de desarrollo vegetal en direcciones prácticamente opuestas con tan solo intercambiar una única proteína viral entre dos cepas próximas del mismo virus.



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- Wednesday, 09 September 2015

Sustainable agriculture through the root system

Investigadores del CBGP desarrollan un nuevo sistema de cultivo, fácil de implementar en los laboratorios, para poder analizar de forma sistemática el desarrollo de las raíces cultivadas en oscuridad. El uso de este sistema ha permitido a estos investigadores demostrar el efecto negativo de la luz sobre el crecimiento de las raíces y como puede llegar a interferir en las respuestas de las raíces a estímulos externos o estreses abióticos.



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- Wednesday, 19 August 2015

BIOLOGICAL NITROGEN FIXATION

Three CBGP groups participate in comprehensive two-volume set Biological Nitrogen Fixation.




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- Thursday, 25 June 2015

Histone variant H2A.Z mediates different aspects of chromatin function and modulates flowering responses in Arabidopsis

Researchers at CBGP publish a review article in Plant Journal discussing the most recent advances concerning the function of H2A.Z, a key histone variant in the control of plant gene expression and the regulation of the floral transition.



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- Wednesday, 08 April 2015

Identified the protein responsible for iron uptake in legume nitrogen-fixing cells

Researchers at CBGP publish in Plant Physiology the identification and characterization of an iron transporter localized in model legume Medicago truncatula symbiotic root nodules. Iron is essential at many steps of symbiotic nitrogen fixation, a key process towards diminishing nitrogen fertilizer use in agriculture.



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- Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Do virus-resistant transgenic plants favour virus emergence?

Utilizando una estrategia avanzada de evaluación de la bioseguridad de OMG, los resultados han permitido concluir con confianza que la probabilidad de este peligro potencial, la emergencia de nuevos virus, es bajo.



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- Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Researchers of the UPM decipher the genome and the epigenome of Arabis alpina

Arabis alpina is a plant species of the Brassicaceae family that include more than 3,000 different species, among them, some economically important crops such are rape (canola), cabbage, mustard, etc. This study reveals the importance of the epigenome in genome evolution.



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- Monday, 23 February 2015

Interspecies transmission, biodiversity loss and virus emergence

Volume 10 of Current Opinion in Virology, focusing on “Emerging viruses: interspecies transmission”, was co-edited by Antoine Gessain (Institut Pasteur, Paris, France) and Fernando García-Arenal (Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas UPM-INIA, Madrid, Spain).


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- Tuesday, 03 February 2015

CBGP scientists participate in the kickoff meeting of the Marie Curie Spain-Portugal chapter

The recently created Spain-Portugal Chapter of the Marie Curie Alumni Association met at the Centre for Research of Agricultural Genomics CRAG on January, 26th to 27th. This meeting was the kickoff for this Chapter’s activities and hosted scientists from Spain and Portugal in the areas of Life, Environmental, Social Sciences, Chemistry and Engineering. This Chapter is an interactive platform which brings together scientists from the Marie Curie Alumni Association and it is funded by the European Commission.


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- Wednesday, 21 January 2015

What steps in metagenomic sample preparation lead to quantitative biases in the result?

Metagenomics analysis are undertaken with the belief that they can provide a quantitative view of the relative abundance of species within an unknown sample.



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- Wednesday, 14 January 2015

INFECTIOUS DISEASES ARE IMPORTANT THREATS FOR THE SOCIOECONOMIC WELFARE OF THE HUMANITY

Researchers of the CBGP have shown that the introduction in crops of resistance genes against viruses, selected not only for host-range expansion but also for changes in virus survival. Virus survival, a character unrelated with host-pathogen interaction, can condition host-range expansion. This work has been published in Molecular Biology and Evolution.


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