Søren Bak


Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences. University of Copenhagen


The long term goals of the Molecular Evolution research group is to elucidate the impact of evolution of plant multigene families and their impact on plant genomes, natural products, natural variation and interactions with insects and microbes. Plants have evolved a refined and dynamic adaptation to abiotic and biotic stress based on the ability to synthesize a vast array of secondary metabolites/ natural products. Cytochromes P450 and family1 glycosyltransrerases are key multigene familes that constantly are being recruited for biosynthesis of natural product, while ß-glucosidases are important for the bioactivation of stored inactive defence compounds. To learn more about these three gene families, please visit our website www.p450.kvl.dk/

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