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The Centre of Plant Structural and Functional Genomics has been established to study the structure and function of nuclear genome in higher plants. The laboratory is a part of the Institute of Experimental Botany and the Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research.  

Flow Cytometry with Plant Cells

New Book - edited by J. DolezelJ. Greilhuber, and J. Suda
The first comprehensive book on plant flow cytometry.

Plant DNA Cytometry Standards

The Centre of Plant Structural and Functional Genomics provides seeds of reference DNA standards suitable for plant genome size estimation. Please, send your requests to: dolezelatueb [dot] cas [dot] cz


Molecular and Cytogenetic Characterization of Wild Musa Species

he production of bananas is threatened by rapid spreading of various diseases and adverse environmental conditions. The preservation and characterization of banana diversity is essential for the purposes of crop improvement. The world's largest banana germplasm collection maintained at the Bioversity International Transit Centre (ITC) in Belgium is continuously expanded by new accessions of edible cultivars and wild species. Detailed morphological and molecular characterization of the accessions is necessary for efficient management of the collection and utilization of banana diversity. In this work, nuclear DNA content and genomic distribution of 45S and 5S rDNA were examined in 21 diploid accessions recently added to ITC collection, representing both sections of the genus Musa.

Chromosomal genomics facilitates fine mapping of a Russian wheat aphid resistance gene.

Making use of wheat chromosomal resources, we developed 11 gene-associated markers for the region of interest, which allowed reducing gene interval and spanning it by four BAC clones. Positional gene cloning and targeted marker development in bread wheat are hampered by high complexity and polyploidy of its nuclear genome.

TPX2 Protein of Arabidopsis Activates Aurora Kinase 1, But Not Aurora Kinase 3 In Vitro

Aurora kinases are involved in various mitotic events, including chromosomesegregation and bipolarmitotic spindle assembly. In animals, Aurora A is activated andprotected by microtubule-associated protein TPX2. Such role in plants is not known. Here, we have assessed the ability of TPX2 of Arabidopsis to regulate Aurora family members in vitro.

Conference - Plant Biotechnology: Green for Good III

The conference will promote collaboration in the frontier areas of plant biotechnology research, development and innovations. The scientific program will cover all aspects of biotechnology including Genome structure: its evolution and function, Cereal biotechnology, Genetic modification and gene editing, Metabolic regulation and methods of analysis, Stress response and cell signaling, and Plant-pathogen interactions.

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