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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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3/11/09 → 2/05/10
Project: Research council
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Bush, S. J., Murren, C. J., Urrutia, A. O. & Kover, P. X., 31 Mar 2022, In: Molecular Ecology. 31, 5, p. 1515-1526 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Natural variation in Arabidopsis shoot branching plasticity in response to nitrate supply affects fitnessde Jong, M., Tavares, H., Pasam, R. K., Butler, R., Ward, S., George, G., Melnyk, C. W., Challis, R., Kover, P. X. & Leyser, O., 30 Sept 2019, In: Plos Genetics. 15, 9, p. 1-32 31 p., e1008366.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access19 Citations (SciVal)
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 journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access41 Citations (SciVal)
Engaging with primary schools: Supporting the delivery of the new curriculum in evolution and inheritanceKover, P. X. & Hogge, E. S., Oct 2017, In: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology. 70, p. 65-72
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