aims to pursue an integrated, systematic view on the physiological, cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for plant morphogenetic traits – Phenomics – aiming its understanding and the translation of fundamental science to applications (“lab-to-field” pipeline).
PFG-G is organized in four research teams, each headed by a PI. Two of these teams are based at FCUL, one at Univ Porto (UP) and one at Univ Minho (UM). Each team explores inter-dependent scientific aims within the group’s overall research objectives, contributing towards the development of a coherent research program in the area of plant biology and biotechnology.
The research developed by the four teams can be clustered in four main topics to which all teams contribute: (1) Cell Signalling & Trafficking, (2) Molecular Cell Physiology, (3) Stress responses, (4) Green biotechnology.
Specific lines of interest are: (a) mechanisms of plant fertilization, (b) control of fruit ripening, (c) plant-pathogen and plant-ectomycorrizha interaction, (d) responses to organic and inorganic pollutants, (e) drought stress responses and (f) protein sorting and secretion.
PFG-G members are mainly associated with BioISI thematic line of Biotechnology & Biofoods but cooperative interactions for integrative research within the thematic lines of Biomedicine, Biological Physics and Bioinformatics & Modelling are part of the group’s aims and activities.
PFG Group Members: 45
Post Docs: 8
PhD Students: 11
Academic staff: 17
Maria Salomé Pais | José Pissarra | Patrick Hussey | João Arrabaça | Maria Susana Pereira | Ana Rita Matos | Anabela Silva | Armando Teixeira | Jorge Miguel Silva | Luís Gustavo Pereira | Maria Fernanda Beça | Maria Manuela Costa | Maria Teresa Lino Neto | Rui Manuel Tavares | Sílvia Coimbra Tenente | Ana Margarida Fortes | Maria Manuel Romeiras | Andreia Cristina Figueiredo | Laura Saavedra Borelli | Mónica Sebastiana | Jorge Daniel Carlier | Fernando Vaz Dias | Filipa Monteiro | Sandra Agudelo Romero
Saavedra, L, et al. (2015) Phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) is a growth repressor of both rhizoid and gametophore development in the moss Physcomitrella patens. Plant Physiology 13: pp 1197. PMID
Agudelo-Romero, P. et al. (2015) Transcriptome and metabolome reprogramming in Vitis vinifera cv. Trincadeira berries upon infection with Botrytis cinerea. Journal of Experimental Botany 66 (7), 1769-1785. PMID
Costa MLet al. (2015). Evaluation of the presence of arabinogalactan proteins and pectins during Quercus suber male gametogenesis. Annals of Botany 115: 81–92. PMID
Pereira AM, et al. (2015). “Love is strong, and you’re so sweet”: JAGGER is essential for persistent synergid degeneration and polytubey block in Arabidopsis thaliana. Molecular Plant (accepted).
Magalhães A, et al. (2015) RNA-Seq and gene network analysis uncover activation of an ABA-dependent signalosome during the cork oak root response to drought. Frontiers in Plant Science (accepted)