Fruit ripening
Molecular, physiological and biochemical mechanisms of fruit ripening, postharvest control
Fruit defense
Molecular, and biochemical mechanisms of fruit response to abiotic and biotic stresses, sustainable agriculture, functional microbiome
Gene editing
Functional analysis based on omics data for improvement of fruit crops
about us

Fruit biotechnology for the sustainable future of fruit farming and industry

Grape

Grape

Grapes do not only possess intrinsic nutritional value, but they are also valuable due to the ever growing wine market.

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Tomato

Tomato

Tomato possesses a significant nutritional value and is one of the most widely consumed crops worldwide.

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Other fruits

Other fruits

We have occasional biotechnological projects in other fruit species and crops.

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what we do

Fruit crops improvement based on multiomics and functional analysis using gene editing

Transcriptomics, Transcriptional profiling
Metabolomics,   Metabolic profiling
Metagenomics
Functional analysis, CRISPR
Research
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In Introduction to Plant Biotechnology (3
rd year #Biology), taught by @FortesMargarida, students studied the impact of chemical priming on fungal decay and disease in strawberries.
Frutas Classe (https://frutasclasse.pt/) provided the strawberries. 🍓

@BioISI @cienciasulisboa

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