studying small RNAs, especially microRNAs, in plants, including how they evolve, diversify and function at molecular, cellular, organismal and whole plant kingdom levels. To gain insights into the fundamental mechanisms underlying these processes, we use an interdisciplinary approach that combines the fields of genomics, evolutionary biology, computational biology, molecular biology, etc.
adapting new methods to promote lettuce breeding and fundamental research. For instance, we employ multiple platforms to collect huge amount of diverse omics data to bridge the connections between phenotype and genotype and apply new models to assist lettuce breeding…Read more
Insights into the convergent evolution of fructan biosynthesis in angiosperms from the highly characteristic chicory genome
Miniature Inverted-repeat Transposable Elements Drive Rapid MicroRNA Diversification in Angiosperms