The Institute of Experimental Botany of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (IEB) was founded in 1962. Its 15 laboratories are located in two cities, Prague and Olomouc. The Institute primarily conducts basic research in plant biology, namely in plant genetics, physiology and biotechnology. IEB is also involved in applied research.
In plant genetics, the projects are focused on molecular genetics of pollen and on plant functional genomics. Physiological investigations include hormonal and ecological control of plant growth and development, mechanisms of transport and action of growth regulators, physiology of plant viruses, and plant pathophysiology. Biotechnological topics include design and preparation of edible vaccines from plants and mechanisms of phytoremediation.
Some projects at the Institute are aimed at practical applications. For example, studies of plant hormones resulted in the synthesis of compounds which delay skin aging or show promising cytostatic effects. IEB is also very successful in breeding of apple trees resistant to fungal diseases.
Institute of Experimental Botany AS CR, v. v. i.
165 02 Prague 6 - Lysolaje
Reg. No.: 61389030
VAT number: CZ61389030
Phone: +420 225 106 455, +420 225 106 473
Fax: +420 225 106 456
E-mail: uebueb [dot] cas [dot] cz
GPS: Loc: 50°7'37.934"N, 14°23'3.264"E - Google Maps
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|Identification of a novel retrotransposon with sex chromosome-specific distribution in Silene latifolia, CYTOGENETIC AND GENOME RESEARCH|
|The X chromosome is necessary for somatic development in the dioecious Silene latifolia: Cytogenetic and molecular evidence and sequencing of a haploid genome, CYTOGENETIC AND GENOME RESEARCH|
|Characterization of the HMA7 gene and transcriptomic analysis of candidate genes for copper tolerance in two Silene vulgaris ecotypes, JOURNAL OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY|
|Possible mechanisms responsible for absence of a retrotransposon family on a plant Y chromosome, NEW PHYTOLOGIST|
|A chromosomal genomics approach to assess and validate the desi and kabuli draft chickpea genome assemblies, PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY JOURNAL|
|Dark matter in plant cell nuclei – characterization of nuclear proteins.|
|The role of hybridization and polyploidization in the evolution in Chenopodium album aggregate: From biosystematics to gene expression|
|Multiscale analysis of signalling phospholipids and their interaction protein partners in the regulation of plant tip growth|
|New analytical approaches in phytohormone analysis|
|Following elusive low molecular weight organochlorine compounds of natural and anthropogenically affected ecosystems|