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.
Regulating flower and tuber formation in potato with light spectrum and day length
Acta Horticulturae 1134 (2016). - ISSN 0567-7572 - p. 267 - 275.
Low Temperature Affects Stem Cell Maintenance in Brassica oleracea Seedlings
Frontiers in Plant Science 7 (2016). - ISSN 1664-462X
Transcriptomic and proteomic analyses provide new insights into the regulation mechanism of low-temperature-induced leafy head formation in Chinese cabbage
Journal of Proteomics 144 (2016). - ISSN 1874-3919 - p. 1 - 10.
Cytogenetic diversity of simple sequences repeats in morphotypes of Brassica rapa ssp. Chinensis
Frontiers in Plant Science 7 (2016)JULY2016. - ISSN 1664-462X
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
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.
Molecular mapping and cloning of genes and QTLs in Brassica rapa
In: The Brassica rapa Genome. - : Springer (Compendium of plant genomes ) - ISBN 9783662479001 - p. 131 - 144.
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.
- Sara Bergonzi
- José Abelenda
- Mina Jin
- Kristin Hennig
- Ram Kumar Basnet
- XiaoXue Sun