(2018-11-15) – Welcome William Hughes, new postdoc in the lab!

Today Dr. William Hughes is starting his new position as a postdoctoral researcher in the Slotte lab. Welcome William!

(2018-09-24) – New preprint on bioRxiv

Our preprint entitled “Genetic basis and timing of a major mating system shift in Capsella” is now on bioRxiv. In this study, we combine long-read sequencing of the S-locus, genetic mapping and genomic analyses to investigate the genetic basis of a dominant loss of self-incompatibility in C. orientalis.

Bachmann JA*, Tedder A*, Laenen B*, Fracassetti M, Désamoré A, Lafon-Placette C, Steige KA, Callot C, Marande W, Neuffer B, Bérgès H, Köhler C, Castric V, Slotte T. 2018. Genetic basis and timing of a major mating system shift in Capsella. BioRxiv doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/425389 *These authors contributed equally.

(2018-09-13) – New preprint

Our review on transitions to selfing in the model systems Capsella and Arabidopsis is now available on Arxiv: Mattila TM, Laenen B, Slotte T. 2018. Population genomics of transitions to selfing in Brassicaceae model systems. Arxiv preprint. http://arxiv.org/abs/1809.04872

(2018-06-01) – New PhD student in the lab

Today Juanita Gutiérrez Valencia started her PhD studies in Ecology and Evolution at DEEP, Stockholm University. Welcome Juanita!

(2018-04-27) – Paper accepted in Nature Plants!

The paper “Paternally expressed imprinted genes associate with hybridization barriers in Capsella” has been accepted for publication in Nature Plants. Congratulations to everyone involved!

Lafon-Placette C*, Hatorangan MR*, Steige KA, Cornille A, Lascoux M, Slotte T, Köhler C. 2018. Paternally expressed imprinted genes associate with hybridization barriers in Capsella. Nature Plants, In press. *Equal contributions

(2018-01-04) – Paper out in PNAS!

Our paper entitled “Demography and mating system shape the genome-wide impact of purifying selection in Arabis alpina” is now out, early online access, in PNAS. Here is a popular science summary of our findings (in Swedish). Congratulations to all co-authors and especially to joint first authors Benjamin Laenen and Andrew Tedder!

(2017-09-06) – ERC Starting Grant awarded to Tanja Slotte

An ERC Starting Grant has been awarded to Dr. Tanja Slotte, for the project “SuperGenE – Supergene evolution in a classic plant system”. This project will allow us to address long-standing questions about the evolution of complex plant adaptations governed by supergenes, in a system that is particularly well suited for this purpose. More information on the ERC grant can be found here.