A postdoctoral fellow/researcher position is available in Laboratory of Pathological Plant Physiology to study plant-microbe interactions, namely mechanisms involved in manipulation of plants by fungal effector molecules.
Supervisor: RNDr. David Honys, Ph.D.
Consultant: RNDr. Věra Čapková, CSc., Said Hafidh, Ph.D.
Unlike animals that possess a small, compact, gene-dense, circular mitochondrial (mt) genome, land plants have mt genome which is organized as the collection of circular and linear molecules of various sizes. Plant mt genomes are known to rapidly change copy number and gene order due to intramolecular recombination. The recombinations give rise to the chimeric genes, composed of different parts. Expression of some chimeric genes may damage mt functions and cause cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS).