Lab News

‘Accidental’ ;-) QTL cloning from our lab published in New Phytologist

A root growth QTL gone astray is a germination QTL:

Amélia Amiguet-Vercher, Luca Santuari, Miguel Gonzalez-Guzman, Stephen Depuydt, Pedro L. Rodriguez and Christian S. Hardtke (2014): The IBO germination QTL encodes a phosphatase 2C-related variant with a non-synonymous amino acid change that interferes with abscisic acid signaling. New Phytologist, doi:10.1111/nph.13225.

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“Biotechnology & Biodiversity – towards Biotechnoversity?” – now online

Christian’s talk at the Plant Diversity & Seed Heritage event organized by Swissnex San Francisco can now be viewed online. It starts at about 39 min. into the video (chapter 9) and is preceded by a highly educational talk about crop diversity and biotechnology by agricultural scientist Kent Bradford.