Two of our papers were recently published.
The first is a paper for a forthcoming special issue in Evolutionary Applications on climate adaptation in European aspen. You can get a copy of the paper here.
The second paper described the creation of an ultra-dense genetic map used to evaluate the Norway spruce genome sequence, published in G3.
Le Yu has recently joined the lab as a PhD student. She most recently came from Lanzhou University where she did he MSc in Ecology working on gene expression responses to abiotic stress in Populus euphratica.
After 10 years we finally have finalised the sequencing and assembly of the European aspen (Populus tremula) genome and the paper describing the resource (which includes a draft genome for the closely relates species American aspen (Populus tremuloides) and well as extensive re-sequencing data for both species) was published last week.
Link to the published paper
Press release (in Swedish)
Our paper on local adaptation to photoperiod in European aspen has finally been published. This paper is the final chapter from Jing Wang’s thesis and involve collaboration with people from SLU, Umeå University and SciLifeLab in Uppsala.
Read more here:
We just published a new paper together with research groups from SLU Alnarp, SLU Umeå and Umeå University on photoperiodic control lipid accumulation in aspen and how control of storage metabolism is temporally coordinated with growth cessation and dormancy by photoperiodic signals. Read more at:
After quite some time (~5 yrs), we have finally completed the first round of analyses based on a capture probe set we have developed for genotyping in Norway spruce (Picea abies). The first round of pre-prints describing the capture probe resource, an ultra-high density linkage map and a GWAS case study are now available on bioRxiv:
- Design and evaluation of a large sequence-capture probe set and associated SNPs for diploid and haploid samples of Norway spruce (Picea abies). , , , , ,
- An ultra-dense haploid genetic map for evaluating the highly fragmented genome assembly of Norway spruce (Picea abies). , , , , , , , ,
- Association mapping identified novel candidate loci affecting wood formation in Norway spruce.
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Thomas Richards recently joined the lab as postdoc to work in the Formas funded CLAP project. Tom came here from the University of Queensland in Australia where he got his PhD working on divergent selection and the evolution of reproductive isolation in Senecio . Welcome Tom!
Congratulations to Biyue that recently got the second paper of her thesis, entitled “Genomic relationships reveal significant dominance effects for growth in hybrid Eucalyptus“, accepted! Congratulations also to Carolina that had the BatchMap paper, “A parallel implementation of the OneMap R package for fast computation of F1 linkage maps in outcrossing species”, accepted for publication. The BatchMap paper isn’t available online yet, but I’ll update with a link as soon as it is.
Martha Rendón recently joined the lab as postdoc. Martha came here from Cinvestav in Mexico where she got her PhD working on population genomics of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). You are most welcome!
We are looking for a postdoc in quantitative genetics and plant breeding, deadline May 18, 2017.