A Ph.D. student position is available to study genes causing naturally
occurring genetic variation in the timing of flower initiation, and the
evolution of such genes in Brassica species, which have highly
duplicated genomes. We are using a comparative mapping approach between
the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and Brassica species to identify
potential candidate genes (Lagercrantz and Lydiate 1996, Lagercrantz et
The Ph.D. project will include studying already identified candidate
genes, and identification of new candidates through mapping of
additional flowering time genes in Brassica species. The Ph.D. project
may also include studies of the evolution of duplicate copies of these
genes in Brassica.
The candidate should have a Masters degree in an appropriate area and
experience with molecular biology techniques. Applicants should include
a CV and names of three referees, preferably using e-mail or fax.
Further inquiries can be directed via E-mail to Ulf Lagercrantz.
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Lagercrantz U 1997. Abstract Plant & Animal Genome V, San Diego.
Dept. of Plant Biology
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