Published: January 31, 2024

Introduction of Transcriptomic Analysis through the Challenge Fund: Advancing Biological Insights on Plant Resistance to Candidatus Phytoplasma solani

Transcriptomic studies play a crucial role in modern biology, providing valuable insights into the complex workings of living cells. By analyzing the transcriptome, which comprises the complete set of RNA molecules present in a cell or tissue, researchers can evaluate gene expression patterns and regulatory mechanisms. This information is important in understanding how genes respond to stimuli, diseases, and environmental factors. Transcriptomic studies also aid in identifying potential biomarkers, and pathways associated with various stresses and diseases, paving the way for application of targeted treatments or fortifications 

Institute of Experimental Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences, in close cooperation with the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, works on a project aiming at introducing an appropriate workflow to scientists who find it very difficult to begin transcriptome analysis due to local conditions. The goals of the Challenge Fund project presented here are to assist the State University of Moldova in performing the RNA sequencing technology, to teach them how to process the data, and to help them interpret the data.


Published: January 31, 2024





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Institute of Experimental Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences




Laboratory of Molecular Genetics of State University of Moldova