Genomics of crop wild relatives
The current wealth of plant genomic data opens up new horizons to link genotypic and phenotypic variation and to pinpoint novel resistance traits. We undertake an interdisciplinary approach that combines comparative genomic studies and association mapping to identify genes underlying plant disease resistance. Next to that we explore genetic variation in immune genes across crops and their wild relatives, and examine the evolutionary forces that drive genetic diversity among plant resistance genes. Below you can find some of our manuscripts on molecular phylogenomics.
Kerstens MHL, Schranz ME, Bouwmeester K. 2020. Phylogenomic synteny analysis of the APETALA2 transcription factor subfamily across angiosperms reveals both deep conservation and lineage-specific patterns. Plant Journal, 1516-1524. DOI
Yang S, Yan N, Bouwmeester K, Na R, Zhang Z, Zhou J. 2020. Genome-wide identification of small G protein ROPs and their potential roles in Solanaceous family. Gene, 754, 1
Hofberger JA, Nsibo DL, Govers F, Bouwmeester K, Schranz ME. 2015. A complex interplay of tandem- and whole genome duplication drives expansion of the L-type lectin receptor kinase gene family in the Brassicaceae. Genome Biology and Evolution 7, 720-734. DOI44809. DOI
"Unlocking the genetic diversity
hidden in crop wild relatives
provides novel genetic resources
to breed crops with more
durable disease resistance".
Department of Plant Sciences
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