Ferrandiz Lab

Welcome to the webpage of the

“Evolution and Development of Carpels and Fruits” group

Ferrándiz Lab




In our lab we are interested in FRUIT DEVELOPMENT AND EVOLUTION. Our goal is to understand how fruit patterning is established, and what is the molecular basis of the morphological and functional diversity found in Nature.

WHY:   Fruits are a major evolutionary acquisition of Angiosperms. Fruits likely evolved to protect the developing seeds and to ensure seed dispersal, and for that, they have adopted a huge morphological and functional diversity, greatly responsible for the evolutive success of flowering plants. In addition, fruits are of major economic importance, representing the edible part of many crops as well as being a source for production of seed, oil and other compounds

HOW: We use molecular, genetic, cellular biology and genomic tools

DO YOU WANT TO JOIN?: We welcome students and postdocs. For more information, please visit our website and contact us.