This group focuses on developing and implementing the latest plant breeding techniques. Emphasis is primarily but not exclusively on ornamental crops. Aspects of interspecific hybridisation, stress imposed by tissue culture conditions, control over recombination and genome editing by CRISPR/Cas9 are some of the main research targets.
Areas of expertise
Isolation and characterisation of a strawberry fruit-specific promotor
Genes, Genomes and Genomics 5 (2011)Special Issue 1. - ISSN 1749-0383 - p. 108 - 114.
Clean vector technology for marker-free transgenic fruit crops
Acta Horticulturae 663 (2004). - ISSN 0567-7572 - p. 431 - 435.
Effective production of marker-free transgenic strawberry plants using inducible site-specific recombination and a bifunctional selectable marker gene
Plant Biotechnology Journal 2 (2004)3. - ISSN 1467-7644 - p. 233 - 240.
Clean vector technology for marker-free transgenic ornamentals
Acta Horticulturae 651 (2004). - ISSN 0567-7572 - p. 101 - 105.