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 five most important publications

  1. de Vries S, Stukenbrock EH, Rose LE (2020) Rapid evolution in plant–microbe interactions – an evolutionary genomics perspective. New Phytologist 226(5):1256-1262. doi:
  2. de Vries S, Kukuk A, von Dahlen JK, Schnake A, Kloesges T, Rose LE (2018) Expression profiling across wild and cultivated tomatoes supports the relevance of early miR482/2118 suppression for Phytophthora resistance. Proc Biol Sci 285(1873).
  3. Beddows I, Reddy A, Kloesges T, Rose LE (2017) Population Genomics in Wild Tomatoes-The Interplay of Divergence and Admixture. Genome Biol Evol 9(11):3023-3038.
  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. 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.
Prof. Dr. Laura Rose
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Institute of Population Genetics
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf