Welcome to the Maloof Lab
Structured Light-Based 3D Reconstruction System for Plants.
Nguyen TT et al., Sensors (Basel) (2015)
Shade avoidance components and pathways in adult plants revealed by phenotypic profiling.
Nozue K et al., PLoS Genet (2015)
2015 Undergraduate Research Conference
Polymorphism identification and improved genome annotation of Brassica rapa through Deep RNA sequencing.
Devisetty UK et al., G3 (Bethesda) (2014)
Comparative transcriptomics reveals patterns of selection in domesticated and wild tomato.
Koenig D et al., Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A (2013)
The Maloof Lab is in the Department of Plant Biology at the University of California, Davis.
Because plants are rooted in place they have a remarkable ability to withstand a wide range of environmental conditions. They do so by altering their growth, development and physiology to suit their current environment. We are interested in determining the genes and mechanisms underlying this fascinating phenotypic plasticity and how the genetic pathways have changed over time to allow adaptation to different environments.
To achieve these goals we use molecular and quantitative genetics and genomics techniques coupled with bioinformatics and statistical analyses. We work with the tomato species complex, Brassica rapa, and Arabidopsis.