Phytohormone Research Laboratory

University of Talca - Chile



Olga Hernández, Liceo Abate Molina
Carlos Figueroa, Instituto de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad de Talca
Pablo Figueroa, Instituto de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad de Talca
Diego Miranda, Instituto de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad de Talca

Liceo Abate Molina, 4 norte #1267, Talca

Fecha y Horario:
Jueves 17 de Mayo entre las 9:30 y las 13:00


Estrés Biótico: Interaccion planta-patógeno y planta-insecto

Estrés Abiótico: Desafios para el cambio climático 

Uso y Protección de Recursos Nativos: Desafios científicos 

A realizarse los días 24 y 25 de julio en Auditorio Espacio Bicentenario, Talca. 

Programa del encuentro científico: 


May 18th 2017 (ver Time-Lapse Video - YouTube)

The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science for agriculture, in sustainability producing food, as well as for horticulture, forestry, and all of the non-food products such as paper, timber, chemicals, energy, and pharmaceuticals. The role of plants in environmental conservation will also be a key message (EPSO, 2017). 

Publication in Journal of Plant Growth Regulation: "Jasmonate Metabolism and Its Relationship with Abscisic Acid During Strawberry Fruit Development and Ripening", by Garrido-Bigotes et al.

...The expression of genes encoding for JA metabolism enzymes exhibited a significant decrease concomitant to reduction of JAs and an increment of ABA levels from flowering to ripening stages. Exogenous application of methyl jasmonate (MeJA) triggered anthocyanin accumulation along with an increase in JA-Ile, JA, and MeJA levels, and a concomitant decrease in ABA... 

Toward understanding the role of jasmonates during development and ripening of strawberry fruit

Jasmonates (JAs) are phytohormones involved in stress responses, reproductive development and production of secondary metabolites, although its role in development and ripening of fleshy fruit is not well known..

Methyl jasmonate and chitosan elicit differential expression of PR- and PGIP-related genes in response to Botrytis cinerea infection during postharvest storage of Chilean strawberry fruit

The chilean strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis) is appreciated as a very particular fruit because its characteristic aroma, flavor and color. However, this fruit has a short postharvest life due to the high susceptibility to infection by fungal pathogens including Botrytis cinerea..

Oxylipins levels and expression of jasmonate responsive genes during development and ripening of strawberry

The regulatory mechanisms of fruit ripening in non-climacteric fruits are complex and many hormones could be involved in this regulation. Jasmonates (JAs) have been found to play a role in the anthocyanin accumulation in several plant tissues including fruits... 

About Us

The Phytohormone Research Laboratory (PRL) is research unit at the Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Talca, Talca, Chile, created in May 2015 by Professors Carlos R. Figueroa and Pablo M. Figueroa.

Mission Statement

  • Answer fundamental questions in plant biology with focus on phytohormones
  • Assist our local agriculture with knowledge and know how based on plant research.
  • Outreach plant science research to the community.