Andrea miyasaka, PhD.

Investigador Principal, Profesor Asistente

Fruit Trees Genomics and Physiology Laboratory

PhD en Biología Molecular, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brasil.

Líneas de Investigación


Fruit Trees Genomics and Physiology Laboratory

Our research focuses on the physiological and molecular responses of fruit trees to environmental signals. Plants have been increasingly exposed to new environmental conditions. The events of climatic accidents in the main productive areas of our country, including the warm winters and the events of frosts and sudden rains, have taken place affecting the regular production. We study the regulatory aspects of gene expression, specifically those involved in the epigenetic networks of DNA methylation and small non-coding RNAs, related to cold accumulation and latency release in sweet cherry fruit trees. We also study how environmental conditions modulate photosynthesis and the carbon partition in the tree, which affects flowering and, consequently, the production of fruit. To evaluate our objectives, we combine molecular biology tools and classical physiological / biochemical techniques to understand how the plant can detect and modulate environmental information.



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