Prof. Dr. Laura E. Rose

Research focus

My research focuses on reconstructing the evolutionary history of complex adaptations. Population genetic and phylogenetic methods can be used to dissect how natural selection has brought about these traits. Quantitative evaluation of natural genetic variation combined with phenotyping under greenhouse and field conditions uncovers how allelic differences among individuals relate to functional variation, important for plant productivity.

The ten most important publications

  1. Heidel, A., Kiefer, C., Coupland, G., Rose, L.E. (2016) Pinpointing genes underlying annual/perennial transitions with comparative genomics. BMC Genomics 17:921.
  2. Ploch S, Rose LE, Bass D, Bonkowski M (2016) High Diversity Revealed in Leaf-Associated Protists (Rhizaria: Cercozoa) of Brassicaceae. J Eukaryot Microbiol 63(5):635-641.
  3. de Vries S, von Dahlen JK, Uhlmann C, Schnake A, Kloesges T, Rose LE (2016) Signatures of selection and host adapted gene expression of the Phytophthora infestans RNA-silencing suppressor PSR2. Mol Plant Pathol.
  4. de Vries S, Kloesges T, Rose LE (2015) Evolutionarily Dynamic, but Robust, Targeting of Resistance Genes by the miR482/2118 Gene Family in the Solanaceae. Genome biology and evolution 7(12):3307-3321.
  5. Grzeskowiak L, Stephan W, Rose LE (2014) Epistatic selection and coadaptation in the Prf resistance complex of wild tomato. Infect Genet Evol 27:456-471.
  6. Rose L, Atwell S, Grant M, Holub EB (2012) Parallel Loss-of-Function at the RPM1 Bacterial Resistance Locus in Arabidopsis thaliana. Front Plant Sci 3:287.
  7. Hörger AC, Ilyas M, Stephan W, Tellier A, van der Hoorn RA, Rose LE (2012) Balancing selection at the tomato RCR3 Guardee gene family maintains variation in strength of pathogen defense. PLoS genetics 8(7):e1002813.
  8. Gossmann JA, Markmann K, Brachmann A, Rose LE, Parniske M (2012) Polymorphic infection and organogenesis patterns induced by a Rhizobium leguminosarum isolate from Lotus root nodules are determined by the host genotype. New Phytol 196(2):561-573.
  9. Rose LE, Grzeskowiak L, Hörger AC, Groth M, Stephan W (2011) Targets of selection in a disease resistance network in wild tomatoes. Mol Plant Pathol 12(9):921-927.
  10. Hall SA, Allen RL, Baumber RE, Baxter LA, Fisher K, Bittner-Eddy PD, Rose LE, Holub EB, Beynon JL (2009) Maintenance of genetic variation in plants and pathogens involves complex networks of gene-for-gene interactions. Mol Plant Pathol 10(4):449-457.
Prof. Dr. Laura Rose
CEPLAS Laura Rose

laura.rose[at]hhu.de

 +49 211 81-13406

Institute of Population Genetics
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Universitätsstraße 1

40225 Düsseldorf

www.popgen.hhu.de/unser-team.html

Heinrich Heine University
University of Cologne
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Forschungszentrum Jülich