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ANTIOX is a research group from the University of Barcelona run by Prof. Sergi Munné-Bosch. The group is studying the antioxidants obtained from plants such as vitamin E (tocopherols and tocotrienols), vitamin C (ascorbic acid), pro-vitamin A and other carotenoids, flavonoids (anthocyanins) and phenolic diterpenes.

Our research is split in two areas: plant ecophysiology and agri-food biotechnology. Studies on plant ecophysiology focus on mechanisms of abiotic stress tolerance, the ecophysiology of invasive plants, proxies of mortality at the ecosystem level, seed banks, sexual dimorphism in plants, and hormonal profiling.

More details about the research of the group on agri-food biotechnology can be found on the website: ANTIOX-AgriFood Biotech

Mechanisms of abiotic stress tolerance

ANTIOX-Ecophys studies the mechanisms and phenotypic responses underlying tolerance to several abiotic stresses alone and their cross-talk.

Vitamin E in stress sensing and signalling

ANTIOX-Ecophys investigates the mechanisms behind stress sensing and signaling by vitamin E, as well as, the environmental and developmental cues which relate with vitamin E production.

Sexual dimorphism in plants

ANTIOX-Ecophys researches the implications of sexual dimorphism on leaf senescence, photoprotection mechanisms, photo-oxidative stress and plant resistance to abiotic stresses.

Ecophysiology of Mediterranean Seed Banks

ANTIOX-Ecophys investigates the biological processes occuring in seed banks, focusing on the ecophysiology of natural seed banks in Mediterranean plants.

Physiology of Invasive Plants

ANTIOX-Ecophys studies the ecophysiology of the invasive species focusing on the different photoprotection strategies that will help us to forecast their evolution and future distribution.

Holoparasitic plants in Mediterranean ecosystems

ANTIOX-Ecophys researches holoparasites and the interactions with their hosts, essential to understand the balance of Mediterranean ecosystems and agroecosystems.

ANTIOX-Ecophys studies the mechanisms and phenotypic responses underlying tolerance to several abiotic stresses alone and their cross-talk.

ANTIOX-Ecophys investigates the mechanisms behind stress sensing and signaling by vitamin E, as well as, the environmental and developmental cues which relate with vitamin E production.

ANTIOX-Ecophys researches the implications of sexual dimorphism on leaf senescence, photoprotection mechanisms, photo-oxidative stress and plant resistance to abiotic stresses.

ANTIOX-Ecophys investigates the biological processes occuring in seed banks, focusing on the ecophysiology of natural seed banks in Mediterranean plants.

ANTIOX-Ecophys investigates the biological processes occuring in seed banks, focusing on the ecophysiology of natural seed banks in Mediterranean plants.

ANTIOX-Ecophys researches holoparasites and the interactions with their hosts, essential to understand the balance of Mediterranean ecosystems and agroecosystems.

1. Munné-Bosch, S. Spatiotemporal limitations in plant biology research (2022) Trends in Plant Science. Available Online. Read it here.

2. Cannon, C.H., Piovesan, G., Munné-Bosch, S. Old and ancient trees are life history lottery winners and vital evolutionary resources for long-term adaptive capacity (2022) Nature Plants. Available Online. Read it here.

3. Morales, M.Pasques, O.Munné-Bosch, S. English plantain deploys stress tolerance mechanisms at various organization levels across an altitudinal gradient in the Pyrenees (2021) Physiologia Plantarum. Available Online. Read it here.

4. Morales, M., Roach, D.A., Quarles, B.M., …Dwyer, J., Munné-Bosch, S. Validity of photo-oxidative stress markers and stress-related phytohormones as predictive proxies of mortality risk in the perennial herb Plantago lanceolata (2021) Environmental and Experimental Botany. Available Online. Read it here.

5. Müller, M., Munné-Bosch, S. Hormonal impact on photosynthesis and photoprotection in plants (2021) Plant Physiology. Available Online. Read it here.

More publications of the group: publications

Grant PID2019-110335GB-I00 funded by:

ICREA Academia awarded to Sergi Munné-Bosch: