Laboratory for Plant Molecular Biology

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The Laboratory for Plant Molecular Biology has been established in 2002. Our research group is interested in diverse aspects of Plant Molecular Biology:

  • plant response mechanisms to various abiotic stresses (mineral stresses: from nutrient deficiency to the excess of essential and other mineral elements, environmental stresses: drought, salinity, temperature, etc) on transcriptional and posttranscriptional level
  • research in fields of microevolution (population genetics), phylogeography and macroevolution (phylogenetics) of plants important for agronomy and horticulture.
  • isolation and characterization of bioactive phenolic compounds from plants; testing for bioavailability and effects on human cell lines
  • study of fungal pathogenesis and homologous recombination using Ustilago maydis as a model system

At the Laboratory for Plant Molecular Biology, the PCR method for detection, identification and quantification of genetic modification in plant material and food/feed products has been developed and accredited according to SRPS ISO/IEC 17025.

Current project
Odabrane publikacije
  • Jevtic B, Djedovic N,  Stanisavljevic S,  Despotovic J,  Miljkovic Dj,  Timotijevic G.  Cucurbitacin E potently modulates the activity of encephalitogenic cells. J Agric Food Chem. 2017; 37: 249-262.
  • Pavlovic J, Samardzic J, Kostic L, Stevic N, Laursen KH, Natic M, Timotijevic G, Schjoerring JK, Nikolic M. Silicon enhances leaf remobilization of iron in cucumber under limited iron conditions. Ann Bot. 2016;118(2):271-280.
  • De Sena-Tomas C, Sutherland JH, Milisavljevic M, Nikolic DB, Perez-Martín J, Kojic M, Holloman WK. LAMMER kinase contributes to genome stability in Ustilago maydis. DNA Repair (Amst). 2015; 33:70-77.
  • Stanisavljevic N, Samardzic J, Jankovic T, Savikin K, Mojsin M, Topalovic V, Stevanovic M. Antioxidant and antiproliferative activity of chokeberry juice phenolics during in vitro simulated digestion in the presence of food matrix. Food Chem. 2015;175:516-522.
  • Lockwood JD, Aleksic JM, Zou J, Wang J, Liu J, Renner SS. A new phylogeny for the genus Picea from plastid, mitochondrial, and nuclear sequences. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2013; 69(3):717-727.
  • Pavlovic J, Samardzic J, Maksimovic V, Timotijevic G, Stevic N, Laursen KH, Hansen TH, Husted S, Schjoerring JK, Liang YC, Nikolic M. Silicon alleviates iron deficiency in cucumber by promoting mobilization of iron in the root apoplast. New Phytologist. 2013; 198:1096-1107.
  • Stanisavljevic N, Jovanovic Z, Cupic T, Lukic J, Dukic JM, Radovic S, Mikic A. Extractability of antioxidants from legume seed flour after cooking and in vitro gastrointestinal digestion in comparison with methanolic extraction of the unprocessed flour. Int J Food Sci Tech. 2013;48:2096-2104.
  • Nikolic DB, Samardzic JT, Bratic AM, Radin IP, Gavrilovic SP, Rausch T, Maksimovic VR. Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) FeMT3 gene in heavy metal stress: protective role of the protein and inducibility of the promoter region under Cu(2+) and Cd(2+) treatments. J Agric Food Chem. 2010;58:3488-3494.
  • Samardzic JT, Nikolic DB, Timotijevic GS, Jovanovic ZS, Milisavljevic MD, Maksimovic VR. Tissue expression analysis of FeMT3, a drought and oxidative stress related metallothionein gene from buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum). J Plant Physiol. 2010;167:1407-1411.
  • Timotijevic GS, Milisavljevic M, Radovic SR, Konstantinovic MM, Maksimovic VR. Ubiquitous aspartic proteinase as an actor in the stress response in buckwheat. J Plant Physiol. 2010;167:61-68.

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