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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    2020-06-03
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    376 p, 219.0 KB Nuevas estrategias para la regeneración de tejidos y la defensa de las plantas frente a Ralstonia solanacearum, Pseudomonas syringae y Botrytis cinerea / Alonso-Díaz, Alejandro ; Sánchez Coll, Núria, dir. ; Marc Valls Matheu, dir. ; Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica
    Debido al constante cambio climático que existe y al aumento de la población, es necesario el desarrollo de nuevas estrategias moleculares para poder hacer frente a los patógenos que producen grandes pérdidas en las cosechas. [...]
    2019  
    2020-05-04
    16:31
    Plant biology : AHL transcription factors inhibit growth-promoting PIFs / Monte Collado, Elena (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica)
    How do plants respond to abiotic stresses such as drought, salt or cold? A new study in Arabidopsis reveals that the stress-responsive AHLs antagonize the function of the PIF transcription factors to restrict rosette growth and allow resource reallocation for stress-adaptive responses.
    2020 - 10.1016/j.cub.2020.03.035
    Current biology, Vol. 30, issue 8 (April 2020) , p. R354-R356  
    2020-05-04
    16:14
    33 p, 2.5 MB Red and blue light differentially impact retrograde signalling and photoprotection in rice / Duan, Liu (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica) ; Ruiz-Sola, M. Águila (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica) ; Couso, Ana (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica) ; Veciana, Nil (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica) ; Monte Collado, Elena (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica)
    Chloroplast-to-nucleus retrograde signalling (RS) is known to impact plant growth and development. In Arabidopsis, we and others have shown that RS affects seedling establishment by inhibiting deetiolation. [...]
    2020 - 10.1098/rstb.2019.0402
    Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society B, Vol. 375, issue 1801 (May 2020) , art. 20190402
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    2020-04-28
    12:41
    21 p, 1.4 MB A Deep Catalog of Autosomal Single Nucleotide Variation in the Pig / Bianco, Erica (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica) ; Nevado, Bruno (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica) ; Ramos-Onsins, Sebastián E. (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica) ; Pérez-Enciso, Miguel (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Ciència Animal i dels Aliments)
    A comprehensive catalog of variability in a given species is useful for many important purposes, e. g. , designing high density arrays or pinpointing potential mutations of economic or physiological interest. [...]
    2015 - 10.1371/journal.pone.0118867
    PloS one, Vol. 10 Núm. 3 (2015)  
    2020-04-28
    12:12
    16 p, 1.0 MB Characterization of the porcine nutrient and taste receptor gene repertoire in domestic and wild populations across the globe / da Silva, Elizabete C. (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica) ; de Jager, Nadia (University of Queensland. Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences.) ; Burgos-Paz, William (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica) ; Reverter, Antonio (CSIRO. Agriculture and Food) ; Roura, Eugeni (University of Queensland. Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences) ; Pérez-Enciso, Miguel (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Ciència Animal i dels Aliments)
    The oral GPCR nutrient/taste receptor gene repertoire consists of the Tas1r family (sweet and umami tastes), the Tas2r family (bitter taste) as well as several other potential candidate sensors of amino acids, peptones and fatty acids. [...]
    2014 - 10.1186/1471-2164-15-1057
    BMC genomics, Vol. 15 (2014)  
    2020-04-24
    13:03
    8 p, 426.0 KB SNP calling by sequencing pooled samples / Pérez-Enciso, Miguel (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Ciència Animal i dels Aliments) ; Esteve Codina, Anna (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica) ; Ferretti, Luca (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica) ; Raineri, Emanuele (Centre Nacional d'Anàlisi Genòmica) ; Nevado, Bruno (University of Oxford. Department of Plant Sciences) ; Heath, Simon (Centre Nacional d'Anàlisi Genòmica)
    Performing high throughput sequencing on samples pooled from different individuals is a strategy to characterize genetic variability at a small fraction of the cost required for individual sequencing. [...]
    2012 - 10.1186/1471-2105-13-239
    BMC bioinformatics, Vol. 13 (2012)  
    2020-04-20
    13:11
    Status and Prospects of systems biology in grapevine research / Matus, José Tomás (Universitat de València. Institut de Biologia Integrativa de Sistemes) ; Ruggieri, Valentino (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica) ; Romero, Francisco José (Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación e Inteligencia Artificial) ; Moretto, Marco (Fondazione Edmund Mach. Centro Ricerca e Innovazione) ; Wong, Darren C. J. (Australian National University. Research School of Biology)
    The cultivated grapevine, Vitis vinifera L. , has gathered a vast amount of omics data throughout the last two decades, driving the imperative use of computational resources for its analysis and integration. [...]
    [s. l.] : Springer, 2019 (Compendium of Plant Genomes) - 10.1007/978-3-030-18601-2_8
    The Grape Genome, 2019, p. 137-166  
    2020-04-20
    13:02
    A simple in vitro assay to measure the activity of geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase and other short-chain prenyltransferases / Barja, M. Victoria (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica) ; Rodríguez Concepción, Manuel (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica)
    Most carotenoids are C40 metabolites produced from C20 geranylgeranyl diphosphate (GGPP). The enzymes that produce this precursor, GGPP synthases (GGPPS), are members of the short-chain prenyltransferase (SC-PT) family. [...]
    New York Humana, 2020 (Methods in molecular biology ; 2083) - 10.1007/978-1-4939-9952-1_2
    Plant and Food Carotenoids, 2020, p. 27-38  
    2020-04-20
    12:50
    Mimicry technology : a versatile tool for small RNA suppression / Villar Martin, Luis Manuel (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica) ; Rubio-Somoza, Ignacio (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica)
    A decade ago the discovery of the target mimicry regulatory process on the activity of a mature microRNA (miRNA) enabled for the first time the customized attenuation of miRNA activity in plants. That powerful technology was named MIMIC and was based on engineering the IPS1 long noncoding transcript to become complementary to the miRNA under study. [...]
    New York : Humana Press, 2019 (Methods in molecular biology ; 1932) - 10.1007/978-1-4939-9042-9_18
    Plant MicroRNAs, 2019, p. 27-38  
    2020-04-20
    11:55
    43 p, 4.1 MB Assessing the impact on virus transmission and insect vector behavior of a viral mixed infection in melon / Domingo Calap, María Luisa (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica) ; Moreno, Ana Beatriz (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica) ; Díaz Pendón, Juan Antonio (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Espanya). Instituto de Hortofruticultura Subtropical y Mediterránea "La Mayora") ; Moreno, Aranzazu (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Espanya). Instituto de Ciencias Agrarias) ; Fereres, Alberto (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Espanya). Instituto de Ciencias Agrarias) ; López-Moya, Juan José (Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica)
    Mixed viral infections in plants are common, and can result in synergistic or antagonistic interactions. Except in complex diseases with severe symptoms, mixed infections frequently remain unnoticed, and their impact on insect vector transmission is largely unknown. [...]
    2020 - 10.1094/PHYTO-04-19-0126-FI
    Phytopathology, Vol. 110, issue 1 (Jan. 2020) p. 174-186