The group focuses on investigating the genetic regulation of phenotypic diversity. The two main crop species that we work on are Brassica oleracea and B. rapa on the one hand, and potato at the other hand. In Brassica a main team is to understand the enormous phenotypic diversity, with in B. oleracea cauliflowers, cabbages, kohlrabi’s, Brussels sprouts and kale and in B. rapa a similar diversity in crops. The potato sequence was released in 2011, and opens possibilities for further trait discoveries. This recently led to the cloning of the earliness gene. Research focusses on tuberization and responses to stress.
Crops: potato, B. rapa, B. oleracea.
Development of a leafy Brassica rapa fixed line collection for genetic diversity and population structure analysis
Molecular Breeding 35 (2015)1. - ISSN 1380-3743 - p. 54 - 54.
Homologues of potato chromosome 5 show variable collinearity in the euchromatin, but dramatic absence of synteny in the pericentromeric heterochromatin
BMC Genomics 16 (2015). - ISSN 1471-2164 - p. 374 - 374.
Quantitative Trait Locus Analysis of seed germination and seedling vigour in Brassica rapa reveals QTL hotspots and epistatic interactions (online first)
Frontiers in Plant Science 6 (2015). - ISSN 1664-462X - p. 32.
Making the difference: integrating structural variation detection tools
Briefings in Bioinformatics 16 (2015)5. - ISSN 1467-5463 - p. 852 - 864.
In: The Potato: Botany, Production and Uses / , Navarro, R., Pavek, M.. - Wallingford, UK : CABI, 2014 - ISBN 9781780642802 - p. 384.
Proceedings of the 3rd International Glucosinolate Conference 'Glucosinolate & Beyond', 12-15 October 2014, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Wageningen : MediaCenter Rotterdam B.V., 2014 - ISBN 9789462573826 - 128 p.
Food science meets plant science: A case study on improved nutritional quality by breeding for glucosinolate retention during food processing
Trends in Food Science and Technology 35 (2014)1. - ISSN 0924-2244 - p. 61 - 68.
Morphology, Carbohydrate Composition and Vernalization Response in a Genetically Diverse Collection of Asian and European Turnips (Brassica rapa subsp. rapa)
PLoS One 9 (2014)12. - ISSN 1932-6203 - p. 29.
Regulatory Network of Secondary Metabolism in Brassica rapa: Insight into the Glucosinolate Pathway
PLoS One 9 (2014)9. - ISSN 1932-6203 - p. 11.
Identification and mapping of a novel dominant resistance gene, TuRB07 to Turnip mosaic virus in Brassica rapa
Theoretical and Applied Genetics 127 (2014). - ISSN 0040-5752 - p. 509 - 519.
- Sara Bergonzi
- José Abelenda
- Mina Jin
- Kristin Hennig
- Ram Kumar Basnet
- XiaoXue Sun