At ncRNA Lab, we’re proud to announce one of our last discoveries: the development of the first temporal genomic map of plant responses to viroid infection. This pioneering research, now highlighted in a CSIC news release, underscores our leading role in the field of plant genomics and pathology.
Our research team has made a meaningful contribution to the field of plant virology by studying the response of cucumber plants to viroid infections. In our study, featured in Plant, Cell & Environment (Márquez-Molins et al., 2023), we have applied advanced sequencing techniques to explore gene expression and epigenetic changes during different stages of infection, aiming to deepen our understanding of plant responses to viroids.
Our work at ncRNA Lab represents a step forward in the field of plant virology, contributing to the broader understanding of agricultural science and disease management. Through our study, we aim to offer insights that could help in developing strategies to enhance plant resistance to viroids. This effort reflects our dedication to supporting sustainable agriculture and food security.
Comparison between a healthy cucumber plant (left) and one infected with the Hop Stunt viroid (right).