Laboratory of Molecular Biology
The Laboratory of Molecular Biology has several research groups that are active at different areas of plant molecular biology. Their research programs aim to understand fundamental processes of plant biology and to use this fundamental knowledge in applied projects. Advanced techniques based on fluorescence microscopy are used in many of the ongoing projects in order to be able to study processes within cells.
The Medicago genome provides insight into the evolution of rhizobial symbioses
Legumes (Fabaceae or Leguminosae) are unique among cultivated plants for their ability to carry out endosymbiotic nitrogen fixation with rhizobial bacteria, a process that takes place in a specialized structure known as the nodule.