The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science for agriculture, in sustainability producing food, as well as for horticulture, forestry, and all of the non-food products such as paper, timber, chemicals, energy, and pharmaceuticals. The role of plants in environmental conservation will also be a key message (EPSO, 2017).
...The expression of genes encoding for JA metabolism enzymes exhibited a significant decrease concomitant to reduction of JAs and an increment of ABA levels from flowering to ripening stages. Exogenous application of methyl jasmonate (MeJA) triggered anthocyanin accumulation along with an increase in JA-Ile, JA, and MeJA levels, and a concomitant decrease in ABA...
Jasmonates (JAs) are phytohormones involved in stress responses, reproductive development and production of secondary metabolites, although its role in development and ripening of fleshy fruit is not well known..
The chilean strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis) is appreciated as a very particular fruit because its characteristic aroma, flavor and color. However, this fruit has a short postharvest life due to the high susceptibility to infection by fungal pathogens including Botrytis cinerea..
The regulatory mechanisms of fruit ripening in non-climacteric fruits are complex and many hormones could be involved in this regulation. Jasmonates (JAs) have been found to play a role in the anthocyanin accumulation in several plant tissues including fruits...
Phytohormone Research Laboratory (PRL) is research unit at the Institute of
Biological Sciences, University of Talca, Talca, Chile, created in May 2015 by
Professors Carlos R. Figueroa and Pablo M. Figueroa.
fundamental questions in plant biology with focus on phytohormones
our local agriculture with knowledge and know how based on plant research.