CRAG (Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics)

The CRAG is devoted to leading-edge research in the molecular basis of genetic characters of interest in plants and farm animals and in the applications of molecular approaches for breeding of species important for agriculture and food production. Research at CRAG spans from basic science to applied studies in close collaboration with industry.

 

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2017-11-09
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9 p, 839.2 KB EcoTILLING for the identification of allelic variants of melon eIF4E, a factor that controls virus susceptibility / Nieto, Cristina (Centro de Edafología y Biología Aplicada del Segura) ; Piron, Florence (Institut national de la recherche agronomique) ; Dalmais, Marion (Institut national de la recherche agronomique) ; Marco, Cristina F. (Estación Experimental "La Mayora") ; Moriones, Enrique (Estación Experimental "La Mayora") ; Gómez-Guillamón, Ma Luisa (Estación Experimental "La Mayora") ; Truniger, Veronica (Centro de Edafología y Biología Aplicada del Segura) ; Gómez, Pedro u Centro de Edafología y Biología Aplicada del Segura ; Garcia Mas, Jordi (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica) ; Aranda, Miguel A. (Centro de Edafología y Biología Aplicada del Segura) ; Bendahmane, Abdelhafid (Institut national de la recherche agronomique)
Background: translation initiation factors of the 4E and 4G protein families mediate resistance to several RNA plant viruses in the natural diversity of crops. Particularly, a single point mutation in melon eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E (eIF4E) controls resistance to Melon necrotic spot virus (MNSV) in melon. [...]
Results: a collection of Cucumis spp. was characterised for susceptibility to MNSV and Cucumber vein yellowing virus (CVYV) and used for the implementation of EcoTILLING to identify new allelic variants of eIF4E. [...]

2007 - 10.1186/1471-2229-7-34
BMC plant biology, Vol. 7 (2007) , art. 34  
2017-11-09
14:41
12 p, 490.8 KB Synteny conservation between two distantly-related Rosaceae genomes : Prunus (the stone fruits) and Fragaria (the strawberry) / Vilanova, Santiago (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica) ; Sargent, Daniel J. (East Malling Research) ; Arús i Gorina, Pere (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica) ; Monfort Vives, Amparo (Centro de Investigación en Agrigenómica)
BACKGROUND: the Rosaceae encompass a large number of economically-important diploid and polyploid fruit and ornamental species in many different genera. The basic chromosome numbers of these genera are x = 7, 8 and 9 and all have compact and relatively similar genome sizes. [...]
2008 - 10.1186/1471-2229-8-67
BMC plant biology, Vol. 8 (2008) , art. 67  
2017-11-09
14:33
13 p, 1.9 MB Proteomic characterisation of endoplasmic reticulum-derived protein bodies in tobacco leaves / Joseph, Minu (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica) ; Ludevid, M. Dolors (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica) ; Torrent, Margarita (Institut national de la recherche agronomique) ; Tauzin, Marc (Institut national de la recherche agronomique) ; Rossignol, Michel (Institut national de la recherche agronomique) ; Peltier, Jean-Benoit (Institut national de la recherche agronomique)
Background: the N-terminal proline-rich domain (Zera) of the maize storage protein γ-zein, is able to induce the formation of endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-derived protein bodies (PBs) when fused to proteins of interest. [...]
2012 - 10.1186/1471-2229-12-36
BMC plant biology, Vol. 12 (2012) , art. 36  
2017-11-09
13:19
22 p, 2.1 MB Constitutive expression of transgenes encoding derivatives of the synthetic antimicrobial peptide BP100 : impact on rice host plant fitness / Nadal, Anna (Institut de Tecnologia Agroalimentaria) ; Montero, Maria (Institut de Tecnologia Agroalimentaria) ; Company, Nuri (Institut de Tecnologia Agroalimentaria) ; Badosa, Esther (Institut de Tecnologia Agroalimentaria) ; Messeguer, Joaquima (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica) ; Montesinos, Laura (Institut de Tecnologia Agroalimentaria) ; Montesinos, Emilio (Institut de Tecnologia Agroalimentaria Pla, Maria)
Background: the Biopeptide BP100 is a synthetic and strongly cationic α-helical undecapeptide with high, specific antibacterial activity against economically important plant-pathogenic bacteria, and very low toxicity. [...]
2012 - 10.1186/1471-2229-12-159
BMC plant biology, Vol. 12 (2012) , art. 159  
2017-11-09
13:06
14 p, 471.5 KB A 1,681-locus consensus genetic map of cultivated cucumber including 67 NB-LRR resistance gene homolog and ten gene loci / Luming Yang, Lunig (University of Wisconsin. Horticulture Department) ; Li, Dawei (University of Wisconsin. Horticulture Department) ; Li, Yuhong (University of Wisconsin. Horticulture Department) ; Gu, Xingfang (Zhongguo nong ye ke xue yuan. Institute of Vegetables and Flowers) ; Huang, Sanwen (Zhongguo nong ye ke xue yuan. Institute of Vegetables and Flowers) ; Garcia Mas, Jordi (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica) ; Weng, Yiqun (University of Wisconsin. Horticulture Department)
BACKGROUND: cucumber is an important vegetable crop that is susceptible to many pathogens, but no disease resistance (R) genes have been cloned. The availability of whole genome sequences provides an excellent opportunity for systematic identification and characterization of the nucleotide binding and leucine-rich repeat (NB-LRR) type R gene homolog (RGH) sequences in the genome. [...]
2013 - 10.1186/1471-2229-13-53
BMC plant biology, Vol. 13 (2013) , art. 53  
2017-11-08
16:52
13 p, 1.6 MB Copper-containing amine oxidases contribute to terminal polyamine oxidation in peroxisomes and apoplast of Arabidopsis thaliana / Planas-Portell, Joan (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica) ; Gallart, Marta (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica) ; Tiburcio, Antonio F. (Universitat de Barcelona. Facultat de Farmàcia. Laboratori de Botànica) ; Altabella Artigas, Teresa (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica)
Background: polyamines (PAs) are oxidatively deaminated at their primary or secondary amino-groups by copper-containing amine oxidases (CuAOs) or FAD-dependent amine oxidases (PAOs), respectively. Both enzymes have long been considered to be apoplastic proteins. [...]
2013 - 10.1186/1471-2229-13-109
BMC plant biology, Vol. 13 (2013) , art. 109  
2017-11-07
17:34
7 p, 1.0 MB A critical appraisal of phloem-mobile signals involved in tuber induction / Suárez-López, Paula (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica)
The identification of FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT) and several FT homologs as phloem-mobile proteins that regulate flowering has sparked the search for additional homologs involved in the long-distance regulation of other developmental processes. [...]
2013 - 10.3389/fpls.2013.00253
Frontiers in plant science, Vol. 4 (July 2013) , art. 253  
2017-11-07
17:29
14 p, 1.6 MB Genetic control of inflorescence architecture in legumes / Benlloch, Reyes (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica) ; Berbel, Ana (Universitat Politècnica de València. Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas) ; Ali, Latifeh (Universidad de Córdoba. Departamento de Genética) ; Gohari, Gholamreza (Universitat Politècnica de València. Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas) ; Millán, Teresa (Universidad de Córdoba. Departamento de Genética) ; Madueño, Francisco (Universitat Politècnica de València. Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas)
The architecture of the inflorescence, the shoot system that bears the flowers, is a main component of the huge diversity of forms found in flowering plants. Inflorescence architecture has also a strong impact on the production of fruits and seeds, and on crop management, two highly relevant agronomical traits. [...]
2015 - 10.3389/fpls.2015.00543
Frontiers in plant science, Vol. 6 (July 2015) , p. 543  
2017-11-07
17:22
9 p, 528.4 KB Emerging roles of protein kinase CK2 in abscisic acid signaling / Vilela, Belmiro (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica) ; Pagès, Montserrat (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica) ; Riera, Marta (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica)
The phytohormone abscisic acid (ABA) regulates many aspects of plant growth and development as well as responses to multiple stresses. Post-translational modifications such as phosphorylation or ubiquitination have pivotal roles in the regulation of ABA signaling. [...]
2015 - 10.3389/fpls.2015.00966
Frontiers in plant science, Vol. 6 (Nov. 2015) , p. art. 966  
2017-11-07
17:15
10 p, 945.4 KB Plant responses to vegetation proximity : a whole life avoiding shade / Roig-Villanova, Irma (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica) ; Martí́nez-García, Jaime F. (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica)
In high density of vegetation, plants detect neighbors by perceiving changes in light quality through phytochrome photoreceptors. Close vegetation proximity might result in competition for resources, such as light. [...]
2016 - 10.3389/fpls.2016.00236
Frontiers in plant science, Vol. 7 (Feb. 2016) , art. 236