Details for Dora Quispe

Researchgroup Applied Molecular Genetics
Function PhD student
Phone +32-9-2645967
Office Block B, room 120.019
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Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) has been one of the most debated topics in evolutionary biology during the last two decades because it has significantly challenged our vision of the evolutionary history of genomes. This kind of events are not only restricted to bacteria, but also seems to have a major impact on all groups of organisms, including plants and higher animals, at least in the early stages of its evolution. Considering the importance of these findings and the lack of information about HGT in eukaryotes, the main objective of the research project of Dora Quispe is to identify and characterize at the molecular level the presence of sequences homologous to the T-DNA from genus Agrobacterium into the sweetpotato genome [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam] and his wild relatives.