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.
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.
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.
Making the difference: integrating structural variation detection tools (online first)
Briefings in Bioinformatics (2015). - ISSN 1467-5463 - p. 13.
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.
Cross-platform comparative analyses of genetic variation in amino acid content in potato tubers
Metabolomics 10 (2014)6. - ISSN 1573-3882 - p. 1239 - 1257.
Beyond genomic variation - comparison and functional annotation in three Brassica rapa genotypes: a turnip, a rapid cycling and a Chinese cabbage
BMC Genomics 15 (2014). - ISSN 1471-2164 - p. 34.
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.
A metabolomics approach to identify factors influencing glucosinolate thermal degradation rates in Brassica vegetables
Food Chemistry 155 (2014). - ISSN 0308-8146 - p. 287 - 297.
Regulatory Network of Secondary Metabolism in Brassica rapa: Insight into the Glucosinolate Pathway
PLoS One 9 (2014)9. - ISSN 1932-6203 - p. 11.
Genetic dissection of leaf development in Brassica rapa using a geneticalgenomics approach
Plant Physiology 164 (2014)3. - ISSN 0032-0889 - p. 1309 - 1325.
- Sara Bergonzi
- José Abelenda
- Mina Jin
- Kristin Hennig
- Ram Kumar Basnet
- XiaoXue Sun