The research group aims to develop breeding strategies for durable resistance in Solanaceous crops. The research focuses on the understanding of genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying disease resistances in potato and tomato against late blight, powdery mildews, Botrytis, bacteria and virus. Various genetic and genomics approaches are exploited to discover novel natural resistance genes and to study their interaction with the corresponding pathogen. Via comparative biology, the knowledge obtained in tomato/potato is applied to other related but much less well-characterized Solanaceous crops like pepper and eggplants.
Crops: tomato, potato, pepper and eggplant
Potato late blight field resistance from QTL dPI09c is conferred by the NB-LRR gene R8
Journal of Experimental Botany 69 (2018)7. - ISSN 0022-0957 - p. 1545 - 1555.
Herbal bathing : An analysis of variation in plant use among Saramaccan and Aucan Maroons in Suriname
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 14 (2018)1. - ISSN 1746-4269
Two different R gene loci co-evolved with Avr2 of Phytophthora infestans and confer distinct resistance specificities in potato
Studies in Mycology 89 (2018). - ISSN 0166-0616 - p. 105 - 115.
Short communication : Growth of dairy isolates of Geobacillus thermoglucosidans in skim milk depends on lactose degradation products supplied by Anoxybacillus flavithermus as secondary species
Journal of Dairy Science 101 (2018)2. - ISSN 0022-0302 - p. 1013 - 1019.
Functional characterization of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) Clade V MLO genes
Bioimpuls aardappelveredeling, phytophtora-resistentie en moleculaire merkers
Silencing of DND1 in potato and tomato impedes conidial germination, attachment and hyphal growth of Botrytis cinerea
BMC Plant Biology 17 (2017). - ISSN 1471-2229
NLR network mediates immunity to diverse plant pathogens
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114 (2017)30. - ISSN 0027-8424 - p. 8113 - 8118.
Efficient Genome Editing of a Facultative Thermophile Using Mesophilic spCas9
ACS synthetic biology 6 (2017)5. - ISSN 2161-5063 - p. 849 - 861.
Obtaining disease resistance by changing S-genes
Prophyta Annual 2017 (2017). - ISSN 1388-381X - p. 44 - 45.
- Marjon Arens
- Ageeth van Tuinen
- Martijn Eggink
- Renu Singh
- Stefano Pavan
- Zhe Yan