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Laboratory of Genomics and Bioinformatics

Laboratory of Genomics and Bioinformatics


Research involves the study of the sequence of plant genome, transcriptome and metabolome, epigenetic mechanisms and host-parasite interactions in order to identify genes involved in the determination of the main characters of agricultural interest (resistance and resilience to biotic and abiotic stress, quality) and to develop new and highly effective molecular markers to support breeding, as well.
The laboratory uses very advanced biotechnology (NBT-New Breeding Techniques, such as cis-genesis and genome editing) to promote varietal innovation by selecting new genotypes with improved production, quality and resistance characteristics. The laboratory uses the germplasm available in the Centre collections as a resource for advanced studies of genotype/phenotype association, for obtaining core-collections and for their optimisation, and for identifying the loci responsible for the most significant traits of interest for genetic improvement.

For more information, please contact:

Giuseppe Russo (Acireale office)

Milena Petriccione (Caserta office)

Gianluca Baruzzi (Forlì office)

Enzo Perri (Rende office)

Ignazio Verde (Rome office)

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Last update: 28 Dec 2020

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