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Full name: Laboratorio de Bioquímica y Biotecnología Vegetal
Location: Universidad de Málaga, Spain
The Laboratorio de Bioquímica y Biotecnología Vegetal is a plant biotechnology Lab of Universidad de Málaga. The primary goals of the Lab are the study of vitamin C biosynthesis and regulation in plants, especially in strawberry, tomato and Arabidopsis thaliana. We have identified recently an alternative vitamin C biosynthesis pathway in strawberry. Furthermore, we study the role of genes involved in abiotic stress in tomato and Arabidopsis thaliana, and we also focus on genes involved in strawberry fruit ripening.
LBBV and Eu-Sol
The Laboratorio de Bioquímica y Biotecnología Vegetal is participating in WP 2. In WP2.2 we focus on screening tomato populations for variation in vitamin C content. We are involved in the mapping QTLs in RIL lines (Recombinent Inbred Lines) of tomato showing high vitamin C content and identifying genes that show altered expression in RILs with high vs. low vitamin C content. In WP2.3 we focus on using transgenic approaches to characterize the roles of genes involved in vitamin C biosynthesis, recycling and regulation
Staff (working on EU-SOL)
- Prof. Miguel Angel Botella
- Prof. Victoriano Valpuesta