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The current focus of the lab is to understand how genetics interacts with an organism's ecology to determine the evolution of traits under natural selection. To reach this goal we investigate the genetic basis of evolutionary relevant traits such as flowering time, plant architecture and seed traits under different environments. We also use a direct approach to determine the adaptive value of candidate genes, using experimental evolution. To study genetic and ecological effects we perform research in both field and laboratory settings.

Currently, most research projects in the lab uses the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, but any system that allows the use of genetic data to get new insights into interesting ecological and evolutionary questions are welcomed.

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Arabidopsis Medicine & Life Sciences
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quantitative trait loci Agriculture & Biology
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Projects 2009 2015

Global Collaboration Scheme - Population Genetics

Kover, P.


Project: Research-related funding

chromosome mapping
quantitative trait loci
Arabidopsis thaliana
genetic background

Research Output 2000 2019

Natural variation in Arabidopsis shoot branching plasticity in response to nitrate supply affects fitness

de Jong, M., Tavares, H., Pasam, R. K., Butler, R., Ward, S., George, G., Melnyk, C. W., Challis, R., Kover, P. X. & Leyser, O., 20 Sep 2019, In : Plos Genetics. 15, 9, e1008366.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
5 Citations (Scopus)

Transgressive segregation reveals mechanisms of Arabidopsis immunity to Brassica-infecting races of white rust (Albugo candida)

Cevik, V., Boutrot, F., Apel, W., Robert-Seilaniantz, A., Furzer, O. J., Redkar, A., Castel, B., Kover, P. X., Prince, D. C., Holub, E. B. & Jones, J. D. G., 12 Feb 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 7, p. 2767-2773 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Curious Kids: what is a species?

Kover, P., 27 Nov 2018, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)
Teaching Materials
6 Citations (Scopus)

Genomic rearrangements in Arabidopsis considered as quantitative traits

Imprialou, M., Kahles, A., Steffen, J. G., Osborne, E. J., Gan, X., Lempe, J., Bhomra, A., Belfield, E. J., Visscher, A., Greenhalgh, R., Harberd, N. P., Goram, R., Hein, J., Robert-Seilaniantz, A., Jones, J. D. G., Stegle, O., Kover, P., Tsiantis, M., Nordborg, M., Rätsch, G. & 2 others, Clark, R. M. & Mott, R., 1 Apr 2017, In : Genetics. 205, 4, p. 1425-1441 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Quantitative Trait Loci


Developing Arabidopsis thaliana as a model for use in conservation genetics

Author: Priest, A., 1 Sep 2014

Supervisor: Kover, P. (Supervisor) & Hurst, L. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD