Welcome to the Plant Adaptation-in-action Group

We study the process of adaptation-in-action in plants. We address fundamental questions in plant evolutionary ecology using an integrative approach that includes techniques and theories from genomics, molecular biology, chemical ecology and experimental evolution.

We are mainly using the aquatic plant, Spirodela polyrhiza and other crop species as our model systems.

Currently, we are working on understanding the molecular mechanisms and consequences of plant adaptation to recent human-related environmental changes, such as water pollutions, applications of herbicides and domestication etc.

Research: We study the molecular mechanism, evolutionary process and ecological consequences of plant adaptation.

Teaching activitiesOur teaching actives focus on plant evolutionary genetics and chemical ecology.

Prof. Dr. Shuqing Xu is our group leader.