The Plant Germplasm Research Group - PLANGER, associated with the Technical School of Agronomic, Food and Biosystems Engineering (ETSIAAB) of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), has as its main objective the study and conservation (in situ and ex situ) of plant germplasm, as well as the effects that contamination by micro and nanoplastics has on the development of plants. This mission is approached from the knowledge of taxonomic, morphological, physiological and evolutionary aspects, as well as from the study of plants in their natural habitat.


Research lines

  •    Ecophysiology of seed germination and dormancy
  • •   Plant cryopreservation
  • •   Plant taxonomy and morphology
  • •   In vitro culture and molecular markers
  • •   Seed longevity
  • •   Design and statistical analysis of experiments
  • •   Mathematical models for natural resource management
  • •   Plant evolutionary patterns and conservation
  • •   Effect of plastic pollution (micro and nano) on plant development



Community Representatives

  • •   M. Elena González