Centre of Plant Structural & Functional Genomics

Our research unveils the organization of genetic information of plants and explains how it controls plant growth and development. Our teams collaborate with colleagues across the world. We have participated in the ambitious projects that delivered genome sequences of important crops including barley and wheat.


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New publication: Festuca apennina × F. pratensis . . .
Annotation:  Occurrence of Festuca apennina De Not. (4 × Fape), F. pratensis Huds. (2 × Fp) and the triploid, sterile hybrid F. apennina × F. pratensis (3 × Fape × Fp) was studied in 12 regions of the Swiss Alps. Triploid hybrid was more frequent and more dominant than both parental species around 1400 m, and . . .
New publication: Both male and female meiosis . . .
Annotation: Some interspecific plant hybrids show unequal transmission of chromosomes from parental genomes to the successive generations. We revealed that this is caused by the differential behavior of parental chromosomes during meiosis. In male meiosis of Festuca x Lolium hybrids, Festuca univalents were attached less frequently to microtubules than Lolium univalents, lagged in divisions and formed micronuclei, which were subsequently eliminated . . .
New publication: Contemplation on wheat vernalization
Annotation: Vernalization is a period of low non-freezing temperatures, which provides the competence to flower. This mechanism ensures that plants sown before winter develop reproductive organs in more favourable conditions during spring. Such an evolutionary mechanism has evolved in both monocot and eudicot plants. Studies in monocots, represented by temperate cereals like wheat and barley, have identified and proposed the VERNALIZATION1 (VRN1) gene as . . .


Seminar of Miriam Szurman-Zubrzycka
27.3.2023 at 14:00
ÚEB, Šlechtitelů 31, Olomouc
EUCARPIA Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section Conference
September 10-14, 2023
Hotel Avanti, Brno, Czechia
We are pleased to announce 35th EUCARPIA FCAG Section Conference: Novel technologies, strategies and crops to sustain forage production in future climate
Seminar of Vanessa Melino
14.2.2023 at 13:00
ÚEB, Šlechtitelů 31, Olomouc
Theme: Neo-domestication of Salicornia species for a future seawater-based oil seed crop
The Czech Plant Nucleus Workshop 2023
June 20 - 21, 2023
Mendel Refectory, Augustinian Abbey, Brno
To connect students and scientists working on plant nucleus and chromosome biology in the Czech Republic.

Our Activities

The Institute of Experimental Botany of the Czech . . .
The Centre of Plant Structural and Functional Genomics is one of the organizational units of the Institute of Experimental Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The Institute of was founded in 1962. Today, it has 14 laboratories located in Prague and Olomouc. The institute conducts fundamental research in plant genetics, physiology, phytopathology and biotechnology. The research in plant genetics focuses on plant genome organization, evolution and . . .
The Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnological and . . .
The Centre of Plant Structural and Functional Genomics is part of the Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research, which is is a collaborative project of the Palacký University in Olomouc and the Olomouc branches of the Crop Research Institute (Department of Vegetables and Special Crops) and Institute of Experimental Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences (The Centre of Plant Structural and Functional Genomics). The . . .
The Application Laboratory for Agricultural Research
The Application Laboratory for Agricultural Research is the first laboratory at the Czech Academy of Sciences to link scientists with breeders and farmers. It was established under the Food for Future Program of the Strategy AV21 in February 2017 and is located at the Centre of Plant Structural and Functional Genomics of the Institute of Experimental Botany in Olomouc. The main objective of the Laboratory is to facilitate the . . .
The Foods for the Future research program of Strategy . . .
The Strategy of the Czech Academy of Sciences responds to current social challenges through a sophisticated formulation of research programmes, based on cooperation of scientific fields and institutions. The research programmes of the CAS are open to partners from universities, corporations, and institutions of regional administration, as well as foreign research groups and organisations. The research programmes are proposed and formulated in discussion . . .