Log in Register

Log in

Cane RegNet

English Portuguese Spanish

Latest News

  • With equipment of last generation, scientists linked to FAPESP Program for Research on Bioenergy (BIOEN) begin to decipher genome of sugar cane. Read the news Pontapé inicial (Authorship: Agência FAPESP).


Coordinator: Marcelo Menossi (click here to see the team)

 

PHYSIOLOGY, MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND BIOTECNOLOGY OF DROUGHT TOLERANCE IN SUGARCANE

The Laboratory of Functional Genomics has a focus on gene discovery associated to agronomical traits in sugarcane. Our major work in sugarcane aims to uncover the plant responses to water stress. We are studying the expression profile of miRNA in sugarcane varieties differing in their ability to withstand drought stress. On the other hand, we are producing transgenic sugarcane plants with altered expression of selected genes that have been shown to be modulated by drought stress. These studies are integrated to the work of other groups that are studying sugarcane physiology, genomics, proteomics and metabolomics. Our group also is working with intellectual property related to biotechnology.



 

General Coordinator: Glaucia Souza - Department of Biochemistry - University of São Paulo

Login or Register