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Jorge Jose Casal

Plant Physiology
Universidad de Buenos Aires


Agronomist Engineer, Faculty of Agronomy, University of Buenos Aires 1982 Magister Scientiae, Faculty of Agronomy University of Buenos Aires 1987 PhD, University of Leicester, England, 1989 Charges Full Professor (UBA), Senior Researcher (CONICET) Laboratory Manager, Instituto Leloir Foundation

Research Interest

Perception and signaling networks of the keys provided by the luminous environment in plants. Photomorphogenic signals in agricultural crops and pastures, productive implications


  • M Legris, C Klose, ES Burgie, CCR Rojas, M Neme, A Hiltbrunner, PA Wigge, E Schäfer, RD Vierstra, JJ Casal . 2016. Phytochrome B integrates light and temperature signals in Arabidopsis. Science 354, 897-900

  • A Goyal, and Karayekov, VC Galvão, H Ren, JJ Casal , C Fankhauser. 2016. Shade promotes phototropism through phytochrome B-controlled auxin production. Current Biology 26, 3280-3287

  • M Legris, C Nieto, R Sellaro, S Prat, JJ Couple . 2017. Perception and signaling of light and temperature cues in plants. The Plant Journal 90, 683-697

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