报告题目：A common genetic mechanism underlies morphological diversity in fruits and other plant organs
报告人：Dr. Esther van der Knaap
Professor, Department of Horticulture, Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics, and Plant Center, University of Georgia, Athens, USA
Dr. van der Knaap is a plant geneticist and molecular biologist. In September 2015, she moved her program to Horticulture and the Center of Applied Genetic Technologies at the University of Georgia, Athens. Her research is focused on the regulation of fruit shape and size of tomato and other Solanaceous crops. In addition, she is also involved in several projects including SNP discovery in tomato, the development of COS markers for comparative mapping in the Rosaceae and their application for understanding variation in fruit size, using genomic tools to identify interspecific reproductive barriers in the tomato clade, auxin-regulated fruit development in Arabidopsis and tomato, and the impacts of pepper domestication on the evolution of insect herbivores and plant microbes in different ecological zones.
For more information, go to http://vanderknaaplab.uga.edu.