Introgression of chromosome segments from multiple alien species in wheat breeding lines with wheat streak mosaic virus resistance

324. Ali N, Heslop-Harrison JS, Ahmad H, Graybosch RA, Hein GL, Schwarzacher T. 2016. Introgression of chromosome segments from multiple alien species in wheat breeding lines with wheat streak mosaic virus resistance. Heredity (2016) 117, 114–123; published online 1 June 2016 doi:10.1038/hdy.2016.36 Author version: N_Ali_et al 2016 Multiple Alien Introgressions in Wheat Publisher site: http://www.nature.com/hdy/journal/vaop/ncurrent/pdf/hdy201636a.pdf Pyramiding of…

Molecular cytogenetics research group October 2014

At our lab. meeting a couple of weeks ago, we were happy to welcome two new PhD students to the group. Here we all are in the lobby of our Adrian Building. We are from six countries, and work on a diverse range of molecular cytogenetics projects. From left to right, left of DNA molecule:…

Chromosomal evolution in Brachiaria forage grasses with Fabiola Carvalho Santos

Fabiola Santos from University of Londrina, Brazil, is working on the Chromosomal evolution and the organization of repetitive DNA sequences in diploid and polyploid Brachiaria forage grasses in the molecular cytogenetics group in Leicester. Brachiaria is most important cultivated forage grass genus in Brazil (with billion-dollar production), and the genus includes diploid and polyploid species with similar…

Opportunities in the molecular cytogenetics group

There are many opportunities to join the molecular cytogenetics research group for various periods, to develop new projects, complement or add data to existing projects, or gain training whether as post-doctoral and sabbatical visitors or as PhDs. In ‘management speak’ we are ‘research and training suppliers’ and not ‘funders’, so almost all the people in the group…

Mateus Mondin University of Sao Paulo Brazil: collaborator

We are collaborating with Professor Doctor Mateus Mondin from the University of São Paulo, ESALQ, Piracicaba, Brazil, on repetitive DNA evolution in Medicago DNA sequences, and its contribution to genome evolution and variation. The environmental, nutritional (animal, and plant through nitrogen fixation) and economic importance of this family, combined with the availability of large amounts of legume DNA…

Trude Schwarzacher PI

Dr Trude Schwarzacher is a co-project leader of the Molecular Cytogenetics research group in the University of Leicester. Current research interests include: Wheat and related species I am studying introgression of alien chromosomes and introgression of alien chromosomes from wild species into bread wheat. In wheat and related species, we have found differences in cytosine…

Breeding and superdomestication in banana

293. Heslop-Harrison JS. 2011. Genomics, banana breeding and superdomestication. Proceedings of the International ISHS-ProMusa Symposium on Global Perspectives on Asian Challenges Eds.: Van den Bergh I, Smith M, Swennen R, Hermanto C. Acta Horticulturae 897: 55-62. ISBN: 978-90-66051-38-6 Publisher link. Author preprint. Bananas are important for food security, and even under poor conditions give a useful…