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Instituto de Biología Agrícola de Mendoza

Genética y Genómica de Vid

Description


Our group is interested in understanding the genetic and molecular mechanisms of the grapevine, responsible for the regulation of different traits related to the grape and wine quality. Our approach is based on characterizing and exploiting the grapevine natural genetic variation for these traits using genetic and genomic tools. To this end, we collaborate with other groups in the characterization and genetic analysis of different materials (grapevine varieties, wild accessions, clones, somatic variants and mapping populations). In addition, we participate in the development and application of new genomic analysis tools such as molecular markers (SNPs and SSRs) and microarrays to analyze global gene expression.

The generation of this knowledge has direct application to the selection of clones and varieties with new productive features. Moreover, the developed tools have wide application for genetic identification as well as for monitoring the grape development or the response to different environmental or culture conditions.


Projects


  • Developing and using genetic and transcriptomic tools for the study an characterization of grapevine cultivars and clones

  • Studying the genetic control of the anthocyanins profiles in grape skin

  • Molecular and genetic analysis of stilbene synthase gene family (STS) that regulates the production of resveratrol

  • Analysis of genes involved in determining the size and shape of the berry


Funding

  • Decoding the secrets of the genome of Malbec, the argentine emblematic cultivar. BILATERAL COOPERATION PROGRAMME – LEVEL II-CONICET – CSIC (2015-2017) (PI: Diego Lijavetzky)

  • Genetics and plant molecular biology applied to agro-industrial important crops at the Cuyo region. FONCyT PICT-E 2014-0211. (PI: Diego Lijavetzky)

  • Problematic fermentation in the wine industry: evaluation of cold shock effects on alcoholic fermentation. Molecular and physiological characterization of the responses of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. CONICET-PIP 2014-2016 GI Nro. 11220130100694CO. (PI: Diego Lijavetzky)

  • Grapevine genetics and genomics for the studying of grape quality traits. 06/A587. 2013-2015. SeCTyP-UNCUYO. (PI: Diego Lijavetzky)

  • Caracterización del efecto de GLRaV-2 sobre parámetros fisiológicos del cv. Malbec, y su impacto en la calidad de la producción. PICT-2012-0396. Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica. (PI: Sebastián Gómez Talquenca)

  • An integrated systems approach to determine the developmental mechanisms controlling fleshy fruit quality in tomato and grapevine. COST Action FA1106 (QUALITYFRUIT). European Union Framework Programme. (MC Chair: Prof. Mondher Bouzayen; Vice-Chair: Prof. Mario Pezzotti)

  • Plant Metabolic Engineering for High Value Products. COST ACTION FA1006. European Union Framework Programme. (MC Chair: Prof. Heribert Warzecha)





Financiamiento


  • Decodificando los secretos del genoma del Malbec, cepa insignia de la viticultura argentina. PROGRAMA DE COOPERACION BILATERAL – NIVEL II CONICET – CSIC (2015-2017). (IP: Diego Lijavetzky)

  • Genética y biología molecular de plantas aplicada al mejoramiento de especies de importancia agro-industrial de la región de Cuyo. FONCyT PICT-E 2014-0211. (IP: Diego Lijavetzky)

  • Fermentaciones problemáticas en la industria del vino: evaluación del efecto del shock por frío sobre la fermentación alcohólica. Caracterización fisiológica y molecular de la respuesta de Saccharomyces cerevisiae. CONICET-PIP 2014-2016 GI Nro. 11220130100694CO. (IP: Diego Lijavetzky)

  • Genética y genómica de la vid aplicada al estudio de caracteres de calidad de la uva. 06/A587. Proyectos Bienales 2013-2015. SeCTyP-UNCUYO. (IP: Diego Lijavetzky)

  • Caracterización del efecto de GLRaV-2 sobre parámetros fisiológicos del cv. Malbec, y su impacto en lacalidad de la producción. PICT-2012-0396. Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica. (IP: Sebastián Gómez Talquenca)

  • An integrated systems approach to determine the developmental mechanisms controlling fleshy fruit quality in tomato and grapevine. COST Action FA1106 (QUALITYFRUIT). European Union Framework Programme. (MC Chair: Prof. Mondher Bouzayen; Vice-Chair: Prof. Mario Pezzotti)

  • Plant Metabolic Engineering for High Value Products. COST ACTION FA1006. European Union Framework Programme. (MC Chair: Prof. Heribert Warzecha)