Welcome to the Applied and Evolutionary Genobotany Laboratory  (GenoBotanyLab@UNIMI) web.

This is the web portal to the Applied and Evolutionary Genobotany Laboratory (GenoBotanyLab@UNIMI) (formerly known as Bombarely Laboratory at Virginia Tech) located at the Dipartamento di Bioscienze at the Universita degli Studi di Milano.

The main focus of the laboratory is the study the plant domestication and evolution from a genomic perspective. Domestication is a topic that has been fascinating scientists the last two hundred years since Charles Darwin published “The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication” (1868), and still we are far from fully understand all the changes that happens in a species under domestication. Do all the domesticated plant species have a genetic bottleneck compared with the wild populations ? Why so much phenotypic diversity ? How common are polyploidy, hybridizations and other species introgressions ? These and other fascinating questions are the target of our laboratory, If you are interested, don’t hesitate to contact with us.