eLife: Repeated origin of gylphosate resistance in waterhemp

Repeated origins, widespread gene flow, and allelic interactions of target-site herbicide resistance mutations

Julia Kreiner et al., eLife 11:e70242 (2022). doi: 10.7554/eLife.70242

Causal mutations and their frequency in agricultural fields are well-characterized for herbicide resistance. However, we still lack understanding … Read the rest

Now in Nature: Essential genes mutate less

Mutation bias reflects natural selection in Arabidopsis thaliana

Grey Monroe et al., Nature, published online January 12, 2022

Since the first half of the twentieth century, evolutionary theory has been dominated by the idea that mutations occur randomly with respect … Read the rest

Again ERC grants for current and former WeigelWorld members

Rafal Gutaker, former postdoc with Hernán Burbano and now a group leader at Kew Botanical Gardens, and Derek Lundberg, current postdoc and soon Group Leader at SLU Uppsala, won ERC Starting Grants. Rafal’s project GREENrice aims to unlock … Read the rest

MethylScore for calling differentially methylated regions

MethylScore, a pipeline for accurate and context-aware identification of differentially methylated regions from population-scale plant WGBS data

Patrick Hüther et al. bioRxiv 475031 doi 10.1101/2022.01.06.475031 (posted January 6, 2022)

Whole-genome bisulfite sequencing (WGBS) is the standard method for profiling DNA … Read the rest