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The most important research line in the Molecular Biology laboratory, which is working to obtain molecular markers with a view to applying them to taxonomic identification, systematics, population genetics, phylogeography, evolution and conservation of plant organisms endemic to the Mediterranean, paying special attention to those with fragmented populations and inhabiting the Iberian Peninsula and western Mediterranean islands.

There are other research areas dealing with false claims/fraud in the food sector (detecting preservatives of plant origin), authenticating medicinal plants and identifying species listed by CITES using molecular techniques.