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: Comparative analysis of epigenetic . . .
Annotation: In this paper, we compared the effects of several epigenetic inhibitors on transcriptional gene silencing, stability of DNA, chromatin, and chromosomes. We found that all drugs cause DNA damage, which is repaired by multiple pathways. Our study suggests a link between the formation of DNA damage and cytidine-analogs induced DNA demethylation.Link
New publication: Competition of Parental Genomes in . . .
Annotation:  Our review targets interspecific hybridization, one of the main mechanisms of plant speciation. Genomes of newly established interspecific hybrids undergo dramatic changes including chromosome rearrangements, amplifications of tandem repeats, activations of mobile repetitive elements and gene expression modifications. To ensure genome stability and proper transmission of chromosomes from both parental genomes into subsequent generations . . .
New publication: Development of deletion lines for . . .
Annotation:  The identification of genes of agronomic interest in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is hampered by its allopolyploid nature and its considerable genome size,  largely covered by transposable elements. In this study, the 2C gametocidal chromosome from Aegilops cylindrica was used to develop a set of 113 deletion lines for chromosome 3D in the reference cultivar 'Chinese Spring'. Eighty-four markers were used to . . .

Events

The Czech Plant Nucleus Workshop 2020
Date:
29 - 30 September 2020
Place:
Korunní pevnůstka, Olomouc
To connect students and scientists working on plant nucleus and chromosome biology in the Czech Republic
Seminar of Clément Lafon Placette
Date:
28.11.2019
Place:
ÚEB, Šlechtitelů 31, Olomouc
Theme: Endosperm development: bridging the gap between molecular mechanisms and evolutionary processes
Seminar of Jiří Fajkus
Date:
31.10.2019 at 10:30
Place:
ÚEB, Šlechtitelů 31, Olomouc
Theme: Telomere biology news: the exception reveals the rule
Seminar of Tom Ruttink
Date:
30.10.2019 at 13:00
Place:
ÚEB, Šlechtitelů 31, Olomouc
Theme: Phylogenomics to identify interspecific hybrids in Phytophthora and Coffea arabica  

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 . . .