Šafář Group

We study genes controlling flowering time in wheat and barley, with the main focus on the vernalization pathway. Using molecular approach, we investigate the vernalization response mechanism on both genetic and epigenetic levels. We also study an interesting phenomenon of panicoid rDNA present in different barley species in collaboration with the Institute of Botany. Furthermore, we work on joint project dedicated to sex genes determination in plants.
  • Our group is also involved in The Application laboratory for agricultural research, a platform for cooperation between researches and breeders. For further information visit the Aplab website (Czech version only).