A gateway to the science of agrobiodiversity

Maria José Ladera Carmona

Maria Ladera pic

Maria José is Spanish and holds a MSc degree in Environmental Sciences, issued by  Universidad de Cordoba, Cordoba – Spain

Title of PhD project: miRNA communication between plants

Objectives: the gene’s transcripts can be regulated by micro-RNAs. The aim of the study passes through three different stages:

  • Can the miRNA be excreted by the roots?
  • Is it stable outside the plant?
  • Can it be uptake by the plant?

To answer these questions we will study different miRNAs in Arabidopsis thaliana and if their possible effect in the neighboring plants.