Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena - Technical University of Cartagena
PROYECTO BFU 2010-15843
PROYECTO BFU 2013-45148-R
PROYECTO BFU 2017 88300-C2-1-R


Developmental genetics and environment



Our laboratory has a general interest in understanding the control of growth and production of plant products. We are concentrating our efforts in the effects of organ identity genes and circadian regulation on the growth and development of plant lateral organs. These include flowers, fruits and seeds.
We are currently working with two plant systems Petunia x hybrida and Antirrhinum majus to elucidate the effect of circadian regulation on late petal development. The parameters we are studying include growth kinetics, final size and scent production as a function of the organ size and identity. We are using a variety of mutants affected in the core clock, organ identity and cell polarity to identify the degree of importance of the default and circadian pathways on petal growth and development. We use a combination of genomics, genetics, metabolomics and artificial vision systems to tackle the questions formulated.
Recently we got interested in understanding the growth kinetics of seed and fruit productions and we are developing tools to study seed growth and protein accumulation in legumes.





Información de Contacto

Dr. Marcos Egea Gutiérrez-Cortines

Dr. Julia Weiss

Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica

Paseo Alfonso XIII nº 48, 30203, Cartagena, Murcia

Instituto de Biotecnología Vegetal, Edificio I+D+i

Campus Muralla del Mar s/n  30203 Cartagena, Murcia

Teléfono  +34 968325705 / +34 868071077
Correo Electrónico marcos.egea@upct.es
Technical Univesity of Cartagena
Escuela Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica CP. 30202 Cartagena.
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