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.
Making the difference: integrating structural variation detection tools (online first)
Briefings in Bioinformatics (2015). - ISSN 1467-5463 - p. 13.
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.
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.
Chromosomal organizations of major repeat families on potato (Solanum tuberosum) and further exploring in its sequenced genome
Molecular Genetics and Genomics 289 (2014)6. - ISSN 1617-4615 - p. 1307 - 1319.
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.
Cross-platform comparative analyses of genetic variation in amino acid content in potato tubers
Metabolomics 10 (2014)6. - ISSN 1573-3882 - p. 1239 - 1257.
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.
In: The Potato: Botany, Production and Uses / , Navarro, R., Pavek, M.. - Wallingford, UK : CABI, 2014 - ISBN 9781780642802 - p. 384.
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.