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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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New molecular cytogenetics group homepage at molcyt.com

I’ve released our new design for the http://www.molcyt.com website. Like many other people with websites designed 5 years ago, the old design was very “Web 1.0” with no feedbacks, social media links or other active content. And updates had been … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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