Virginia Walbot

Position: Full professor, principal investigator

Short Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests:

My central interest is the mechanisms that create allelic diversity and modulate genome stability in plants. The key features of plant development are that the body plan is indefinite, with continual stem cell activity producing new organs, and that there is an alternation of generations in which the phenotypes of haploid cells are determined mainly by their genotype. These life cycle features allow somatic and gametic selection to operate more stringently than in complex animals with a fixed body plan and in animal gametes.

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