PNAS paper on Capsella speciation published

Self-compatible Capsella rubella and -incompatible C. grandiflora are two closely related and crossable species.

Remarkably, we have now found, in collaboration with other groups from the ERA-PG ARelatives consortium, that C. rubella apparently originated from C. grandiflora only a few … Read the rest

Science paper on triplet repeats published

Triplet repeat expansions cause many human genetic diseases. Until now, no naturally occurring triplet repeat associated genetic defects were known from other multicellular species.

We have identified such a case in Arabidopsis thaliana, which provides a convenient genetic model … Read the rest