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The Baulcombe lab investigates the mechanisms and biological role of RNA silencing in disease resistance and the link between RNA silencing and the control of gene expression at various stages of the plant life cycle. Their research is particularly concerned with the potential of RNA to initiate epigenetic effects - changes in gene expression that persist through cell division or even from one generation to the next - and their role in evolution.

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Regius Professor of Botany
Royal Society Research Professor
Professor Sir David  Baulcombe

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plant disease resistance
RNA silencing

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