Jorge Dubcovsky

Jorge Dubcovsky

Position Title

Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

281 Hunt Hall

Profile Introduction

My research is focused on wheat geneticas and wheat improvement

Research Interests

My research is focused on wheat geneticas and wheat improvement

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Agronomy and Horticulture
  • Integrative Genetics and Genomics
  • Plant Biology

Specialties / Focus

  • Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Genomics
  • Plant Breeding


  • Wheat molecular genetics laboratory
    • Five postdocs and 3 PhD students

Field Sites

  • Field Head Quarters

Professional Societies

  • American Assocaition for the Advancement of Science (Fellow)
  • Crop Science Society of America


  • 0 Ph.D. - University of Buenos Aires


Dubcovsky J, and J Dvorak. 2007. Genome plasticity a key factor in the success of polyploid wheat under domestication. Science 316: 1862-1866

Yan, L., D. Fu, C. Li, A. Blechl, G. Tranquilli, M. Bonafede, A. Sanchez, M. Valarik, and J. Dubcovsky. 2006. The wheat and barley vernalization gene VRN3 is an orthologue of FT. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 103: 19581-19586.

Uauy C., A. Distelfeld, T. Fahima, A. Blechl, J. Dubcovsky. 2006. A NAC gene regulating senescence improves grain protein, zinc and irons content in wheat. Science 314:1298-1300.

Yan, L., A. Loukoianov, A. Blechl, G. Tranquilli, W. Ramakrishna, P. SanMiguel, J.L. Bennetzen, V. Echenique, and J. Dubcovsky. 2004. The wheat VRN2 gene is a flowering repressor down-regulated by vernalization. Science 303:1640-1644.

Yan, L., A. Loukoianov, G. Tranquilli, M. Helguera, T. Fahima, and J. Dubcovsky. 2003. Positional cloning of wheat vernalization gene VRN1. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. US 100:6263-6268.

Valárik, M., A. M. Linkiewicz, and J. Dubcovsky. 2006. A microcolinearity study at the earliness per se gene Eps-Am1 region reveals an ancient duplication that preceded the wheat - rice divergence. Theor Appl Genet 112: 945 - 957.

Miller A. K., G. Galiba, and J. Dubcovsky. 2006. A cluster of eleven CBF transcription factors is located at the frost tolerance locus Fr-Am2 in Triticum monococcum. Mol. Gen. Genomics. 275: 193-203

Dubcovsky, J. , A. Loukoianov, D. Fu, M. Valarik, A. Sanchez & L. Yan. 2005. Effect of photoperiod on the regulation of wheat vernalization genes VRN1 and VRN2. Plant Molecular Biology. 60:469-480

Loukoianov, A, L Yan, A Blechl, A Sanchez, and J Dubcovsky, 2005. Regulation of VRN-1 vernalization genes in normal and transgenic polyploid wheat. Plant Physiol. 138:2364-2373

Fu D, P. Szucs, L. Yan, M. Helguera, J. S. Skinner, P. Hayes P, and J. Dubcovsky. 2005. Large deletions in the first intron of the VRN-1 vernalization gene are associated with spring growth habit in barley and polyploid wheat. Mol. Gen. Genomics. 273: 54 - 65.

Fu, D., M. Dunbar, J. Dubcovsky. 2006. Wheat VIN3-like PHD finger genes are up-regulated by vernalization. Mol. Gen. Genomics 277: 301-313

Dubcovsky J, W Ramakrishna, P SanMiguel, CS Busso, L Yan, BA Shiloff and JL Bennetzen. 2001. Comparative sequence analysis of colinear barley and rice BACs. Plant Physiology. 125:1342-1353