Diversity and characters in Ethiopian linseed Linum #PAGXXIII Negash Worku

Many people have talked about Orphan crops – those where there has been little genetic or other research – and the characterization, evaluation and exploitation of germplasm at the #PAGXXIII Plant and Animal Genome Conference this week. Today, I am talking about work by Negash Worku on the Diversity and Characters in Ethiopian Linseed Accessions….

Repetitive DNA in tetraploid peanut and its evolution from diploid Arachis

302. Bertioli DJ, Vidigal B, Nielen S, Ratnaparkhe MB, Lee T-JH, Leal-Bertioli SCM, Kim C, Guimaraes PM, Seijo G, Schwarzacher T, Paterson AH, Heslop-Harrison P, Araujo ACG. 2013. The repetitive component of the A genome of peanut (Arachis hypogaea) and its role in remodelling intergenic sequence space since its evolutionary divergence from the B genome. Annals…

New lecturer (assistant professor) post in plant sciences at Leicester UK

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) Post in Plant Sciences, University of Leicester, UK We are seeking to appoint a permanent molecular/cellular biologist to undertake basic research relevant to plant sciences which also integrates closely with our cross-cutting College research themes in Molecular and Cellular Bioscience and/or Genome Science. The post-holder will be expected to develop their own independent…

Plant nuclear genome composition

299. Heslop-Harrison, JS (Pat); and Schmidt, T (August 2012) Plant Nuclear Genome Composition. In: eLS 2012, John Wiley & Sons Ltd: Chichester http://www.els.net/ Author-prepared preprint linked here. Subscription DOI:  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9780470015902.a0002014.pub2/abstract (but this link seems not to work: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470015902.a0002014.pub2 Nov 2012). Intranet: http://www.le.ac.uk/biology/phh4/HHpubs/ELS_PlantGenomes_SchmidtHH.pdf due Nov 2012). The plant nuclear genome consists of DNA divided among the chromosomes within the cell nucleus. Plant…

Pat Heslop-Harrison PI

Pat (JS) Heslop-Harrison is Professor of Plant Cell Biology and Molecular Cytogenetics at the University of Leicester, UK. He co-leads the research group investigating the genomics and evolution of the plants and animals with a focus on crops. He is involved with media presentations, gives strategic and policy input, and reviews research.

How genomes evolve and their future

296. Heslop-Harrison JS. 2012. Genome evolution: extinction, continuation or explosion? Current Opinion in Plant Biology 15:115–121. Subscription: http://dx.DOI.org/10.1016/j.pbi.2012.03.006. Free Author self-archive preprint here. – Genome-scale evolution involves mutation, chromosomal rearrangements, hybridization and polyploidy – Repeated sequences, not genes, can be localized or dispersed in the genome and make up most of the DNA – Evolutionary processes…

Genetic linkage mapping in an F2 perennial ryegrass population using DArT markers

292. Tomaszewski C, Byrne SL, Foito A, Kildea A, Kopecký D, Doležel J, Heslop-Harrison JS, Stewart D, Barth S. 2012. Genetic linkage mapping in an F2 perennial ryegrass population using DArT markers. Plant Breeding 131, 345—349. Publisher: DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0523.2011.01944.x. Intranet only link (needs login). Perennial ryegrass is the principal forage grass species used in temperate agriculture. In…