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Planter’s Punch

Under the heading Planter’s Punch we present each month one special aspect of the CEPLAS research programme. All contributions are prepared by our early career researchers.

About the author

Susanne Vollmer is a PhD student in the Center for Plant Genome Engineering (Dr. Götz Hensel, HHU) working on a collaboration project with the Crop Evolution group (Prof. Dr. Markus Stetter, Universität Köln). Since her childhood, she has been interested in natural sciences. After school, she did her bachelor’s in biology at the HHU, before the joined the CEPLAS graduation school 2020. In her free time, she reads a lot, enjoys doing creative things, goes climbing and loves to be outdoor in the nature.

Further Reading

Joshi, D.C., Sood, S., Hosahatti, R., Kant, L., Pattanayak, A., Kumar, A., Yadav, D., Stetter, M.G., 2018. From zero to hero: the past, present and future of grain amaranth breeding. Theor Appl Genet 131, 1807–1823.

Timoneda, A., Feng, T., Sheehan, H., Walker‐Hale, N., Pucker, B., Lopez‐Nieves, S., Guo, R., Brockington, S., 2019. The evolution of betalain biosynthesis in Caryophyllales. New Phytol 224, 71–85.

Winkler, T.S., Vollmer, S.K., Stetter, M.G., 2023. Isoform-resolved genome annotation enables mapping of tissue-specific betalain regulation in amaranth (accepted).

Cardi, T., Murovec, J., Bakhsh, A., Boniecka, J., Bruegmann, T., Bull, S.E., Eeckhaut, T., Fladung, M., Galovic, V., Linkiewicz, A., Lukan, T., Mafra, I., Michalski, K., Kavas, M., Nicolia, A., Nowakowska, J., Sági, L., Sarmiento, C., Yıldırım, K., Zlatković, M., Hensel, G., Van Laere, K., 2023. CRISPR/Cas-mediated plant genome editing: outstanding challenges a decade after implementation. Trends in Plant Science 28, 1144–1165.