The research activity deals with the elucidation of how plants memorize, respond and adapt to environmental changes. Particularly we aimed at understanding how plant memories are epigenetically modulated for their adaptation to environmental stresses linked to climate change (drought, heat stress, heavy metals). The inheritance of these deep and hidden memories is particularly investigated. Biotechnological approaches to improve plant stress resilience and consequently agronomic traits are used in both model and crop systems.
Current specific research activities are: