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Department of Genomics

Department of Genomics

Head:

Prof. Barbara Naganowska

phone: (+48) 61 65 50 231
e-mail: bnag@igr.poznan.pl

The Department of Genomics comprises three research teams in which the objects of interest are legumes and cereals.
Legume Comparative Genomics Team works on Pisum sativum, Lathyrus sativus and Lupinus angustifolius. Research areas cover genetic maps: including new genes localization, comparative mapping, QTLs and identification of linked markers. The aims are genetic maps of crops with agricultural traits loci and their markers useful in selection.
Legume Structural and Functional Genomics Team specializes in genomics and molecular biology     of lupins, mostly narrow-leafed lupin. The experimental work concentrates on generation of molecular markers, genetic and physicial genome mapping but also identification as well as structural and functional gene analysis of agriculturally important traits. The library of BAC clones of L. augustifolius genome is used. BAC clones are also applied as molecular probes for cytogenetic mapping using FISH.
Cereal Genomics Team conducts research on theoretical and practical aspects of interspecific and intergeneric hybrids (substitution and translocation lines) within Triticum, X Triticale and Secale. The main goal is to extend the genetic variation and to transfer new, valuable traits to improve the quality of yield. This research has become more important due to  rapid resistance braking regarding biotic and abiotic stresses.