Ronny Joosen: Imaging genetics of seed performance

Plant breeding has mainly focused on crop yield and disease resistance in the past. The current hi-tech agriculture increasingly demands production of seeds that germinate well, fast and synchronized in different production environments.

Promovendus ing. RVL (Ronny) Joosen
Promotor prof.dr. LHW (Linus) van der Plas
Copromotor dr. HWM (Henk) Hilhorst JW (Wilco) Ligterink
Organisatie Wageningen University

vr 24 mei 2013 13:30 tot 15:00

Locatie Auditorium, building number 362
Generaal Foulkesweg 1
6703 BG Wageningen

In this thesis a method is described that allows detailed analysis of Arabidopsis seed germination. This method is subsequently used to map the genetics of seed germination using natural variation. Metabolite and gene expression during germination were studied using innovative approaches as well. A better understanding of the molecular processes that are underlying seed quality is a valuable step to speed up targeted breeding.