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.
A Systems genetics approach identifies gene regulatory networks associated with fatty acid composition in brassica rapa seed
Plant Physiology 170 (2016)1. - ISSN 0032-0889 - p. 568 - 585.
Quantitative Trait Locus Analysis of seed germination and seedling vigour in Brassica rapa reveals QTL hotspots and epistatic interactions
Frontiers in Plant Science 6 (2015). - ISSN 1664-462X - 32 p.
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.
Making the difference: integrating structural variation detection tools
Briefings in Bioinformatics 16 (2015)5. - ISSN 1467-5463 - p. 852 - 864.
Karyotype variation and conservation in morphotypes of non-heading Chinese cabbage
Plant Systematics and Evolution 301 (2015)7. - ISSN 0378-2697 - p. 1781 - 1791.
Possibilities and challenges of the potato genome sequence
Potato Research 57 (2014)3-4. - ISSN 0014-3065 - p. 327 - 330.
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.
A metabolomics approach to identify factors influencing glucosinolate thermal degradation rates in Brassica vegetables
Food Chemistry 155 (2014). - ISSN 0308-8146 - p. 287 - 297.
Cross-platform comparative analyses of genetic variation in amino acid content in potato tubers
Metabolomics 10 (2014)6. - ISSN 1573-3882 - p. 1239 - 1257.
- Sara Bergonzi
- José Abelenda
- Mina Jin
- Kristin Hennig
- Ram Kumar Basnet
- XiaoXue Sun