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.
Beyond structural 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.
A metabolomics approach to identify factors influencing glucosinolate thermal degradation rates in Brassica vegetables
Food Chemistry 155 (2014). - ISSN 0308-8146 - p. 287 - 297.
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.
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.
Cross-platform comparative analyses of genetic variation in amino acid content in potato tubers (online first)
Metabolomics (2014). - ISSN 1573-3882 - p. 19.
Quantitative trait loci analysis of non-enzymatic glucosinolate degradation rates in Brassica oleracea during food processing
Theoretical and Applied Genetics 126 (2013)9. - ISSN 0040-5752 - p. 2323 - 2334.
Down regulation of StGA3ox genes in potato results in altered GA content and affect plant and tuber growth characteristics.
Journal of Plant Physiology 170 (2013)14. - ISSN 0176-1617 - p. 1228 - 1234.
Genomic Tools versterken klassieke veredeling
Food Valley NL 2013 (2013)1. - p. 29 - 30.
Evaluation of Glucosinolate Variation in a Collection of Turnip (Brassica rapa) Germplasm by the Analysis of Intact and Desulfo Glucosinolates
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 61 (2013)16. - ISSN 0021-8561 - p. 3984 - 3993.
Naturally occurring allele diversity allows potato cultivation in northern latitudes
Nature 495 (2013)7440. - ISSN 0028-0836 - p. 246 - 250.