||Genomics of Plant Resistance Homologs
The niblrrs project was established to study the function
of NBS-LRR-encoding genes. These genes play a primary role
in the detection of pathogens and the initiation of specific
plant defenses. Our studies utilized in the model plant Arabidopsis,
took advantage of the complete genomic sequence. In parallel,
we also studied NBS-LRR encoding genes isolated from maize and rice.
||Downy Mildew Database
The Bremida database is the lettuce downy mildew pathogen database.
||Compositae Genome Project
The CGP project is to develop resources for functional,
comparative, and evolutionary genomics of the Compositae,
particularly lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and sunflower (Helianthus annuus).
||Expression Level Polymorphisms
In ELP project, we are using Arabidopsis thaliana and a novel combination of
functional genomics, statistics, QTL analysis and molecular genetics
to explore quantitative differences in the expression of genes
involved in resistance to pathogens and that respond to induction by salicylic acid.
||Comparative High-throughput Analyses of Resistance Gene Evolution
The Charge project is focused on understanding the evolution
of resistance genes and the plant targets of bacterial effector
proteins using a comparative approach to dissect plants?
abilities to detect effector proteins from Pseudomonas syringae.
||Lettuce SFP Chip Project
We have designed an Affymetrix high density GeneChip?
microarray to detect single feature polymorphisms (SFPs) in more than 35,000 lettuce genes.
Genetic diversity will be measured by screening 50 genetically diverse breeding lines
and our L. sativa cv Salinas ?L. serriola RIL mapping population.
||Next-Generation Lettuce Breeding: Genes to Growers
This Project will integrate genetic and genomic approaches to determine
the genetic basis of horticulturally important traits and to exploit information
generated from model plant species, especially Arabidopsis, for lettuce improvement.
||Lettuce Genome Resource
The Lettuce Genome Sequencing Project has been a collaboration
between the Michelmore lab at UC Davis and the BGI, Shenzen. It was supported
by the Lettuce Genome Sequencing Consortium comprised of Agrisemen, BGI, Enza Zaden,
Gautier Semences, ISI Sementi, Monsanto Vegetable Seeds, Rijk Zwaan, Syngenta,
Takii, Tozer Seeds, and Vilmorin.