Inhaltspezifische Aktionen



Vukasovic S, Eckert AH, Moritz AL, Borsch C, Rudloff S, Snowdon RJ, Stahl A (2024) Effect of a QTL on wheat chromosome 5B associated with enhanced root dry mass on transpiration and nitrogen uptake under contrasting drought scenarios in wheat. BMC Plant Biol 24:83,

Krenzer D, Frisch M, Beckmann K, Kox T, Flachenecker C, Abbadi A, Snowdon R, Herzog E (2024) Simulation-based establishment of base pools for a hybrid breeding program in winter rapeseed. Theor Appl Genet 137:16,


Sabir K, Rose T, Wittkop B, Stahl A, Snowdon RJ, Ballvora A, Friedt W, Kage H, Léon J, Ordon F, Stützel H, Zetzsche H, Chen T-W (2023) Stage-specific genotype-by-environment interactions determine yield components in wheat. Nature Plants,

Jayakodi M, Golicz AA, Kreplak J, Fechete L, Angra D, Bednář P, Bornhofen E, Zhang H, Boussageon R, Kaur S, Cheung K, Čížková J, Gundlach H, Hallab A, Imbert B, Keeble-Gagnere G, Koblížková A, Kobrlová L, Krejčí P, Mouritzen T, Neumann P, Nadzieja M, Nielsen L, Novak P, Orabi J, Padmarasu S, Robertson-Shersby-Harvie S, Robledillo L, Schiemann A, Tanskanen J, Törönen P, Warsame A, Wittenberg A, Himmelbach A, Aubert G,-Emmanuel Courty P, Doležel J, Holm L, Janss L, Khazaei H, Macas J, Mascher M, Smýkal P, Snowdon R, Stein N, Stoddard F, Stougaard J, Tayeh N, Torres A, Usadel B, Schubert I, O'Sullivan D, Schulman A, Andersen S (2023) The giant diploid faba genome unlocks variation in a global protein crop. Nature 615: 652-659,

Weber SE, Chawla HS, Ehrig L, Hickey LT, Frisch M, Snowdon RJ 2023) Accurate prediction of quantitative traits with failed SNP calls in canola and maize. Front Plant Sci 14,

Weber SE, Frisch M, Snowdon RJ, Voss-Fels KP (2023) Haplotype blocks for genomic prediction: a comparative evaluation in multiple crop datasets. Front Plant Sci 14,

Knoch D, Meyer R, Heuermann M, Riewe D, Peleke F, Szymanski J, Abbadi A, Snowdon R, Altmann T (2023) Integrated multi-omics analyses and genome-wide association studies reveal prime candidate genes of metabolic and vegetative growth variation in canola. The Plant Journal

Difabachew YF, Frisch M, Langstroff AL, Stahl A, Wittkop B, Snowdon RJ, Koch M, Kirchhoff M, Cselényi L, Wolf M, Förster J, Weber S, Okoye UJ, Zenke-Philippi C (2023) Genomic prediction with haplotype blocks in wheat. Front Plant Sci 14: 1168547. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2023.1168547

Orantes-Bonilla M, Wang H, Lee HT, Golicz AA, Hu D, Li W, Zou J, Snowdon RJ (2023) Transgressive and parental dominant gene expression and cytosine methylation during seed development in Brassica napus hybrids. Theor Appl Genet 136: 113,

Yildiz G, Zanini S, Afsharyan N, Obermeier C, Snowdon R, Golicz A (2023) Benchmarking Oxford Nanopore read alignment-based structural variant detection tools in crop plant genomes. The Plant Genome e20314,

Tovignan TK, Basha Y, Windpassinger S, Augustine SM, Snowdon R, Vukasovic  S (2023) Agronomy 13: 722,


Mufumbo R, Chakrabarty S, Nyine M, Windpassinger SM, Mulumba JW, Baguma Y, Odong LT, Frisch M, Snowdon RJ (2022) Genomics‐based assembly of a sorghum bicolor (L.) moench core collection in the Uganda national genebank as a genetic resource for sustainable sorghum breeding. Genet Resour Crop Evol,

Tan X, Peng Y, Xiong F, Zhang Y, Ye J, Guo N, Tu Z, Zong Z, Wu X, Ye J, Xia C, Zhu T, Liu Y, Liu D, Lu S, Yao X, Liu K, Snowdon RJ, Golicz AA, Xie W, Guo L, Zhao H (2022) Comprehensive transcriptional variability analysis reveals gene networks regulating seed oil content of Brassica napus. Genome Biology 7: 233,

Orantes-Bonilla M, Makhoul M, Lee HT, Chawla HS, Vollrath P, Langstroff A, Sedlazeck FJ, Zou J, Snowdon RJ (2022) Frequent spontaneous structural rearrangements promote rapid genome diversification in a Brassica napus F1 generation. Frontiers in Plant Science, 13:1057953. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2022.1057953

Ugwuanyi S, Udengwu OS, Snowdon RJ, Obermeier C (2022) Novel candidate loci for morpho-agronomic and seed quality traits detected by targeted genotyping-by-sequencing in common bean. Frontiers in Plant Science 13: 1014282. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2022.1014282

Augustine SM, Tzigos S, Snowdon R (2022). Heat-Killed Tobacco Mosaic Virus Mitigates Plant Abiotic Stress Symptoms. Microorganisms. 11, 87.

Obermeier C, Mason AS, Meiners T, Petschenka G, Rostas M, Will T, Wittkop B, Austel N (2022) Perspectives for integrated insect pest protection in oilseed rape breeding. Theor Appl Genet, doi: 10.1007/s00122-022-04074-3

Makhoul M, Chawla HS, Wittkop B, Stahl A, Voss-Fels, KP, Zetzsche H, Snowdon RJ, Obermeier C (2022) Long-amplicon single-molecule sequencing reveals novel, trait-associated variants of VERNALIZATION1 homoeologues in hexaploid wheat. Front Plant Sci,

Chakrabarty S, Mufumbo R, Windpassinger S, Odong LT, Jordan DR, Mace ES, Snowdon RJ, Hathorn A (2022) Genebank genomics of Ugandan sorghum reveals novel genetic resources for breeding. BMC Plant Biol 22, 378 (2022).

Gabur I, Simioniuc DP, Snowdon RJ, Cristea D (2022) Machine learning applied in searching for non-linear features in breeding populations. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence 5: 876578,

Du H, Raman H, Kawasaki A, Perera G, Diffey S, Snowdon R, Raman R, Ryan PR (2022) A genome-wide association study (GWAS) identifies multiple loci linked with the natural variation for Al3+ tolerance in Brassica napus. Functional Plant Biology,

Wang Y, Habekuß A, Jayakodi M, Mascher M, Snowdon RJ, Stahl A, Fuß J, Ordon F, Perovic D (2022) High-resolution mapping of barley mild mosaic virus (BaMMV) resistance gene rym15. Front Plant Sci 13,

Nelson MN, Nesi N, Barrero JM, Fletcher AL, Greaves IK, Hughes T, Laperche A, Snowdon R, Rebetzke JR, Kirkegaard JA (2022) Strategies to improve field establishment of canola: a review. Advances in Agronomy,

Rambla C, Van Der Meer S, Voss-Fels KP, Makhoul M, Obermeier C, Snowdon R, Ober ES, Watt M, Alahmad S, Hickey LT (2022) A toolkit to rapidly modify root systems through single plant selection. Plant Methods 18:2,

Federico ML, Diniz AL, Souza GM, Snowdon R, Erazzú L (2022) Translational genomics from sorghum Sorghum bicolor to sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) for bioenergy breeding. Plant Breeding,


Vollrath P, Chawla HS, Alnajar D, Gabur I, Lee HT, Weber S, Ehrig L, Koopmann B, Snowdon RJObermeier C(2021) Dissection of Quantitative Blackleg Resistance Reveals Novel Variants of Resistance Gene Rlm9 in Elite Brassica napus. Front Plant Sci 12:749491. doi:10.3389/fpls.2021.749491

Augustine SM, Cherian AV, Seiling K, Di Fiore S, Raven N, Commandeur U, Schillberg S (2021). Targeted mutagenesis in Nicotiana tabacum ADF gene using shockwave-mediated ribonucleoprotein delivery increases osmotic stress tolerance. Physiologia Plantarum. 173(3):993-1007,

Zanini S, Bayer P, Wells R, Snowdon R, Batley J, Varshney R, Nguyen H, Edwards D, Golicz A (2021) Pangenomics in crop improvement – from coding SVs to finding regulatory variants with pangenome graphs. Plant Genome 15; e20177,

Wang Y, Habekuss A, Snowdon RJ, Ordon F, Perovic D (2021) Delineating the elusive BaMMV resistance gene rym15 in barley by medium-resolution mapping. Mol Breeding  41: 76,

Vukasovic S, Alahmad S, Christopher J, Snowdon R, Stahl A, Hickey L (2021) Dissecting the genetics of early vigour to design drought adapted wheat. Front Plant Sci 12: 754339,

Chakrabarty S, Kravcov N, Schaffasz A, Snowdon RJ, Wittkop B, Windpassinger S (2021) Genetic architecture of novel sources for reproductive cold tolerance in sorghum. Frontiers Plant Sci,

Kang L, Qian L, Zheng M, Chen L, Chen H, Yang L, You L, Yang B, Yan M, Gu Y, Wang T, Schiessl SV, An H, Blischak P, Liu X, Lu H, Zhang D, Rao Y, Jia D, Zhou D, Xiao H, Wang Y, Xiong X, Mason AS, Pires JC, Snowdon RJ, Hua W, Liu Z (2021) Genomic insights into the origin, domestication and diversification of Brassica juncea. Nature Genet 53: 1392-1402,

Kang L, Qian L, Zheng M, Chen L, Chen H, Yang L, You L, Yang B, Yan M, Gu Y, Wang T, Schiessl SV, An H, Blischak P, Liu X, Lu H, Zhang D, Rao Y, Jia D, Zhou D, Xiao H, Wang Y, Xiong X, Mason AS, Pires JC, Snowdon RJ, Hua W, Liu Z (2021) Genomic insights into the origin, domestication and diversification of Brassica juncea. Nature Genet 53: 1392-1402,

Lüttringhaus S, Zetzsche H, Wittkop B, Stahl A, Ordon F, Mußhoff O (2021) Resistance breeding increases winter wheat gross margins – An economic assessment for Germany. Front Agron Front. Agron.,

Langstroff A, Heuermann MC, Stahl A, Junker A (2021) Opportunities and limits of controlled-environment plant phenotyping for climate response traits. Theor Appl Genet,

Bayer PE, Scheben A, Golicz AA, Yuan Y, Faure S, Lee HT, Chawla HS, Anderson R, Bancroft I, Raman H, Lim YP, Robbens S, Jiang L, Liu S, Barker M, Schranz E, Wang X, King G, Pires JC, Chalhoub B, Snowdon R, Batley J, Edwards D (2021) Modelling of gene loss propensity in the pangenomes of three Brassica species suggests different mechanisms between polyploids and diploids. Plant Biotech J,

Hu D, Jing J, Snowdon RJ, Mason AS, ShenJ, Meng J, Zou J (2021) Exploring the gene pool of Brassica napus with exotic introgressions by genomics-based approaches. Plant Biotec J,

Yao M, Guan M, Yang Q, Huang, Xiong X, Jan HU, Voss-Fels KP, Werner CR, He X, Qian W, Snowdon RJ, Guan C, Hua W, Qian L (2021) Regional association analysis coupled with transcriptome analyses reveal candidate genes affecting seed oil accumulation in Brassica napus. Theor App Genet,

Huang L, Min Y, Schiessl S, Xiong X, Jan HU, He X, Qian W, Guan C, Snowdon RJ, Hua W, Guan M, Qian L (2021) Integrative analysis of GWAS and transcriptome to reveal novel loci regulation flowering time in semi-winter rapeseed. Plant Science 310,

He Z, Ji R, Havlickova L, Wang L, Li Y, Lee HT, Song J, Koh C, Yang J, Zhang M, Parkin IAP, Wang X, Edwards D, King GJ, Zou J, Liu K, Snowdon RJ, Banga SS, Machackova M, Bancroft I (2021) Genome structural evolution in Brassica crops. Nature Plants,

Menendez YC, Sanchez DH, Snowdon RJ, Rondanini DP, Botto JF (2021) Unraveling the impact of plant-density genetic architecture on agronomic traits in canola. J Exp Bot erab191,

Gill RA, Scossa F, King GJ, Golicz A, Tong C, Snowdon RJ, Fernie AD, Liu S (2021) On the role of transposable elements in the regulation of gene expression and subgenomic interactions in crop genomes. Crit Rev Plant Sci,

Ober ES, Alahmad S, Cockram J, Forestan C, Hickey LT, Kant J, Maccaferri M, Marr E, Milner M, Pinto F, Rambla C, Reynolds M, Salvi S, Sciara G, Snowdon RJ, Thomelin P, Tuberosa R, Uauy C, Voss-Fels KP Wallington E, Watt M (2021) Wheat root systems as a breeding target for climate resilience. Theor App Genet,

Vollrath P, Chawla HS, Schiessl SV, Gabur I, Lee HT, Snowdon RJ, Obermeier C (2021) A novel deletion in FLOWERING LOCUS T modulates flowering time in winter oilseed rape. Theor Appl Genet,

Knoch D, Werner CR, Meyer RC, Riewe D, Abbadi A, Lücke S, Snowdon RJ, Altmann T (2021) Multi-omics-based prediction of hybrid performance in canola. Theor Appl Genet,


Lüttringhaus S, Gornott C, Wittkop B, Noleppa S, Lotze-Campen H (2020) The economic impact of exchanging breeding material: Assessing winter wheat production in Germany. Front Plant Sci 11: 601013, doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.601013

Hu D, Zhao Y, Shen J, He X, Zhang Y, Jiang Y, Snowdon R, Meng J, Reif JC, Zou J (2020) Genome-wide prediction for hybrids between parents with distinguished difference on exotic introgressions in Brassica napus. Crop J,

Sobko O, Stahl A, Hahn V, Zikeli S, Claupein W, Gruber S (2020) Environmental Effects on Soybean (Glycine Max (L.) Merr) Production in Central and South Germany. Agronomy 10:1847,

Werner CR, R. Gaynor C, Gorjanc G, Hickey JM, Kox T, Abbadi A, Leckband G, Snowdon RJ, Stahl A (2020) How population structure impacts genomic selection cross-validation: Implications for practical breeding. Front Plant Sci 11: 592977, doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.592977

Snowdon RJ, Wittkop B, Chen TW, Stahl A (2020) Crop adaptation to climate change as a consequence of long-term breeding. Theor App Genet,

Abbai R, Singh VK, Snowdon RJ, Kumar A, Schnurbusch T (2020) Seeking crops with balanced parts for the ideal whole. Trends Plant Sci,

Chawla HS, Lee HT, Gabur I, Tamilselvan-Nattar-Amutha S, Obermeier C, Schiessl SV, Song JM, Liu K, Guo L, Parkin IAP, Snowdon RJ (2020) Long-read sequencing reveals widespread intragenic structural variants in a recent allopolyploid crop plant. Plant Biotech J, doi: 10.1111/pbi.13456

Lichthardt C, Chen TW, Stahl A, Stützel H (2020) Co-Evolution of sink and source in the recent breeding history of winter wheat in Germany. Front Plant Sci 10: 1771, doi: 10.3389/fpls.2019.01771

Stahl A, Wittkop B, Snowdon RJ (2020) High-resolution digital phenotyping of water uptake and transpiration efficiency. Trends Plant Sci, doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2020.02.001

Dumschott D, Schmidt MHW, Chawla HS, Snowdon R, Usadel B (2020) Oxford Nanopore Sequencing: New opportunities for plant genomics? J Exp Bot eraa263, doi: 10.1093/jxb/eraa263

Yao M, Guan M, Zhang Z, Zhang Q, Cui Y, Chen H, Liu W, Jan HU, Voss-Fels KP, Werner CR, He X, Guan C, Liu Z, Snowdon RJ, Hua W, Qian L(2020) GWAS and coexpression network combination uncovers multigenes with close linkage effects on oleic acid content accumulation in Brassica napus. BMC Genomics 21: 1-12,

Makhoul M, Rambla C, Voss-Fels KP, Hickey LT, Snowdon RJ, Obermeier C (2020) Overcoming polyploidy pitfalls: A user guide for effective SNP conversion into KASP markers in wheat. Theor Appl Genet 133: 2413–2430, doi: 10.1007/s00122-020-03608-x

Schiessl S, Orantes-Bonilla M, Quezada-Martinez D, Snowdon R (2020) Transcriptomics reveal high regulatory diversity of drought tolerance strategies in a biennial oil crop. Plant Sci 297: 110515, doi: 10.1016/j.plantsci.2020.110515

Langensiepen M, Demmig-Adams B, Dodd I, Fotopaulus V, Snowdon R, Jansen M, de Tullio MC, Fenollosa E, Buck-Sorlin G, Wingler A, Munne-Bosch S (2020) Future agronomy needs plant physiology: Avenues of integration. J Env Exp Bot 178: 104125, doi: 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2020.104125

Lee HT, Chawla HS, Obermeier C, Dreyer F, Abbadi A, Snowdon RJ (2020) Chromosome-scale assembly of winter oilseed rape Brassica napus. Front Plant Sci 11: 496, doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.00496

Gabur I, Chawla HS, von Tiedemann A, Snowdon RJ, Obermeier C (2020) Gene presence-absence associates with quantitative Verticillium longisporum disease resistance in Brassica napus. Scientific Reports 10: 4131, doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-61228-3


Glaeser S; Gabur I, Haghighi H, Bartz J-O, Kaempfer P, Snowdon R, Obermeier C (2019)  Endophytic bacterial communities of oilseed rape associate with genotype-specific resistance against Verticillium longisporum. FEMS Microbiol Ecol, fiz188, doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiz188

Mwathi MW, Schiessl SV, Batley J, Mason AS. Doubled-haploid allohexaploid Brassica lines lose fertility and viability and accumulate genetic variation due to genomic instability. Chromosoma 128:521-532 doi: 10.1007/s00412-019-00720-w

Schiessl S, Quezada-Martinez D, Tebartz E, Snowdon RJ, Qian L (2019) The vernalisation regulator FLOWERING LOCUS C is differentially expressed in biennial and annual Brassica napusScientific Rep 9: 14911, doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-51212-x

Schaffasz A, Windpassinger S, Friedt W, Snowdon R, Wittkop B (2019) Sorghum as a novel crop for Central Europe: Using a broad diversity set to dissect temperate-adaptation. Agronomy 9: 535, doi: 10.3390/agronomy9090535

Schaffasz A, Windpassinger S, Snowdon R, Wittkop B (2019) Reproductive cold stress tolerance in sorghum F1 hybrids is a heterotic trait. Agronomy 9: 508, doi: 10.3390/agronomy9090508

Boter M, Calleja-Cabrera J, Carrera-Castaño G, Wagner G, Hatzig SV, Abbadi A, Snowdon RJ, Pernas M, Oñate-Sánchez L (2019) An integrative approach to analyze seed germination in Brassica napus. Front Plant Sci 10: 1342, doi: 10.3389/fpls.2019.01342

Novakazi F, Afanasenko O, Anisimova A, Platz GJ, Snowdon R, Ordon F. Genetic analysis of a worldwide barley collection for resistance to net blotch disease. Theor Appl Genet 132: 2633–2650, doi: 10.1007/s00122-019-03378-1

Voss-Fels KP, Keeble-Gagnère G, Hickey LT, Tibbits J, Hayden M, Pasam RK, Friedt WSnowdon RJ, Appels R, Wittkop B (2019) High-resolution mapping of rachis nodes per rachis, a critical determinant of grain yield components in wheat. Theor Appl Genet 132: 2707-2719, doi: 10.1007/s00122-019-03383-4

Knoch D, Abbadi A, Grandke F, Meyer RC, Samans B, Werner CR, Snowdon RJ, Altmann T (2019) Strong temporal dynamics of QTL action on plant growth progression revealed through high-throughput phenotyping in canola. Plant Biotech J 18: 68-82, doi: 10.1111/pbi.13171

Voss-Fels KStahl AWittkop B, Lichthardt C, Nagler S, Rose T, Chen TW, Zetsche H, Seddig S, Baig MM, Ballvora A, Frisch M, Ross E, Hayes B, Hayden M, Ordon F, Leon J, Kage H, Friedt W, Stützel H, Snowdon RJ (2019) Breeding improves wheat productivity under contrasting agrochemical input levels. Nature Plants 5: 706-714,

Gaebelein R, Alnajar D, Koopmann B, Mason AS. Hybrids between Brassica napus and B. nigra show frequent pairing between the B and A/C genomes and resistance to blackleg. Chromosome Research

Mwathi MW, Schiessl SV, Batley J, Mason AS. “Doubled-haploid” allohexaploid Brassica lines lose fertility and viability and accumulate genetic variation due to genomic instability. Chromosoma 10.1007/s00412-019-00720-w

Xia W, Luo T, Zhang W, Mason AS, Huang D, Huang X, Tang W, Dou Y, Zhang C, Xiao Y. Identification and validation of candidate genes involved in fatty acid content in oil palm by genome-wide association analysis. Frontiers in Plant Science 

Katche E, Quezada-Martinez D, Katche EI, Vasquez-Teuber P, Mason AS (2019) Interspecific hybridization for Brassica crop improvement. Crop Breeding, Genetics and Genomics 1:e190007

Abdolmalaki Z, Mirzaghaderi G, Mason AS, Badaeva ED. Molecular cytogenetic analysis reveals evolutionary relationships between polyploid Aegilops species. Plant Systematics and Evolution

Hou J, Lu D, Mason AS, Li B, Xiao M, An S, Fu D. Non-coding RNAs and transposable elements in plant genomes: emergence, regulatory mechanisms and roles in plant development and stress responses. Planta

Snowdon RJ, Stahl A, Wittkop B, Friedt W, Voss-Fels K, Ordon F, Frisch M, Dreisigacker S, Hearne SJ, Bett KE, Cuthbert RD, Bentley AR, Melchinger AE, Tuberosa R, Langridge P, Uauy C, Sorrells ME, Poland J, Pozniak CJ (2019) Reduced response diversity does not negatively impact wheat climate resilience, Proc Nat Acad Sci USA, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1901882116

Bernhard T, Koch M, Snowdon RJ, Friedt W, Wittkop B (2019) Undesired fertility restoration in msm1 barley associates with two mTERF genes. Theor Appl Genet, doi:10.1007/s00122-019-03281-9

Voss-Fels KP, Stahl A, HIckey L (2019) Q&A: modern crop breeding for future food security. BMC Biology 17:18 doi: 10.1186/s12915-019-0638-4

Stahl A, Vollrath P, Samans B, Frisch M, Wittkop B, Snowdon RJ (2019) Effect of breeding on nitrogen use efficiency associated traits in oilseed rape. J Exp Bot, erz044, doi: 10.1093/jxb/erz044

Jan HU, Guana M, Yao M, Liua W, Wei D, Abbadi A, Zheng M, He M, Chen H, Guan C, Nichols RA, Snowdon RJ, Hua W, Qian L (2019) Genome-wide haplotype analysis improves trait predictions in Brassica napus hybrids. Plant Science 283: 157-164

Ferreira de Carvalho J, Lucas J, Deniot G, Falentin C, Filangi O, Gilet M, Legeai F, Lode M, Morice J, Trotoux G, Aury J-M, Barbe V, Keller J, Snowdon R, He Z, Denoeud F, Wincker P, Bancroft I, Chèvre A-M, Rousseau-Gueutin M (2019) Cytonuclear interactions remain stable during allopolyploid evolution despite repeated whole-genome duplication. Plant J 98: 434-447, doi: 10.1111/tpj.14228

Snowdon RJ, Schiessl SV (2019) Illuminating crop adaptation using population genomics. Mol Plant. doi: 0.1016/j.molp.2018.12.014

Gaebelein R, Schiessl SV, Samans B, Batley J, Mason AS (2019) Inherited allelic variants and novel karyotype changes influence fertility and genome stability in Brassica allohexaploids. New Phytologist 223(2):965-978 

Oleszczuk S, Grzechnik N, Mason AS, Zimny J. Heritability of meiotic restitution and fertility restoration in haploid triticale. Plant Cell Reports 

Mirzaghaderi G, Mason AS (2019) Broadening the bread wheat D genome. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 132(5): 1295-1307

Xia W, Luo T, Zhang W, Mason AS, Huang D, Huang X, Tang W, Dou Y, Zhang C, Xiao Y (2019) Development of high-density SNP markers and their application in evaluating genetic diversity and population structure in Elaeis guineensis. Frontiers in Plant Science 10:130

Fu Y, Zhang Y, Mason AS, Lin B, Yu H, Fu D (2019) NBS-encoding genes in Brassica napus evolved rapidly after allopolyploidization and co-localise with known disease resistance loci. Frontiers in Plant Science 10:26

Schiessl SVKatche EIhien ESingh Chawla HMason AS (2019) The role of genomic structural variation in the genetic improvement of polyploid crops. The Crop Journal 7, 127-140

Xiao Y, Xia W, Mason AS, Cao Z, Fan H, Zhang B, Zhang J, Ma Z, Peng M, Huang D (2019) Genetic control of fatty acid composition in coconut (Cocos nucifera), African oil palm (Elaeis guineensis), and date palm (Phoenix dactylifera). Planta 249 (2), 333-350

Gabur I, Chawla HS, Snowdon RJ, Parkin IAP (2019) Connecting genome structural variation with complex traits in crop plants. Theor Appl Genet. doi: 10.1007/s00122-018-3233-0


Hatzig SV, Nuppenau JN, Snowdon RJ, Schiessl-Weidenweber SV (2018) Drought stress has transgenerational effects on seeds and seedlings in winter oilseed rape (Brassica napusL.). BMC Plant Biol 18: 297

Voss-Fels KP, Qian L, Gabur I, Obermeier C, Hickey LT, Hayes B, Werner CR, Kontowski S, Frisch M, Friedt W, Snowdon RJ, Gottwald S (2018) Genetic insights into underground responses to Fusarium graminearum infection in wheat. Sci Reports 8: 13153

Voss-Fels KP, Snowdon RJ, Hickey LT (2018) Designer roots for future crops. Trends Plant Sci, doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2018.08.004

Kiran A, Wakeel A, Snowdon RFriedt W (2018) Genetic dissection of root architectural traits by QTL and genome-wide association mapping in rapeseed (Brassica napus L.). Plant Breeding, in press

Gabur I, Chawla H, Liu X, Kumar V, Faure S, Tiedemann A, Jestin C, Dyrszka E, Volkmann S, Breuer F, Delourme R, Snowdon R, Obermeier C (2018) Finding invisible quantitative trait loci with missing data. Plant Biotech J, doi: 10.1111/pbi.12942

Hatzig S, Snowdon R (2018) Hidden effects of seed quality breeding on germination in oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.). Front Plant Sci,

Werner CR, Voss-Fels KP, Snowdon RJ, Miller CN, Qian W, Qian L (2018) Effective genomic selection in a narrow-genepool crop with low-density markers: Asian rapeseed as an example. The Plant Genome, doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2017.09.0084.

Nguyen TCT, Abrams SR, Friedt WSnowdon RJ (2018) Quantitative Trait Locus Analysis of Seed Germination, Seedling Vigor and Seedling-Regulated Hormones in Brassica napusPlant Breeding 137: 388-401, doi: 10.1111/pbr.12576

Parra-Londono S, Kavka M, Samans B, Snowdon RJ, Wieckhorst S, Uptmoor R (2018) Sorghum root-system classification in contrasting P environments reveals three main rooting types and root-architecture related marker-trait associations. Ann Bot 121: 267-280, doi: 10.1093/aob/mcx157

Gaebelein RMason AS (2018) Allohexaploids in the genus Brassica. Critical Reviews in Plant Science 37 (5): 422-437

Gohar M, Gäbelein R, Mason AS (2018) A quartet pollen phenotype identified in a population of Brassica interspecific hybrids shows incomplete penetrance and variable response to temperature. Plant Biology 20(5):894-901

Zhang J, Wei L, Jiang J, Mason AS, Li H, Cui C, Chai L, Zheng B, Zhu Y, Xia Q, Jiang L, Fu D (2018) Genome-wide identification, putative functionality and interactions between lncRNAs and miRNAs in Brassica species. Scientific Reports 8(1):4960

Wendel JF, Lisch D, Hu G, Mason AS (2018) The long and short of doubling down: polyploidy, epigenetics, and the temporal dynamics of genome fractionation. Current Opinions in Genetics and Development 49:1–7

Mason AS, Chauhan P, Banga SB, Banga SS, Salisbury P, Barbetti M, Batley J (2018) Agricultural selection and presence-absence variation in spring-type canola germplasm. Crop Pasture Sci 69: 55-64

Zou J, Hu D, Mason AS, Shen X, Wang X, Wang N, Grandke F, Wang M, Chang S, Snowdon RJ, Meng J (2018) Genetic changes in a novel breeding population of Brassica napus synthesized from hundreds of crosses between B. rapa and B. carinataPlant Biotech J 16 (2): 507–519


Zhou Q, Han D, Mason AS, Zhou C, Zheng W, Li Y, Wu C, Fu D, Huang Y (2017) Earliness traits in rapeseed (Brassica napus): SNP loci and candidate genes identified by genome-wide association analysis. DNA Research dsx052,

Hurgobin B, Golicz AA, Bayer PE, Chan, CK, Tirnaz S, Dolatabadian A, Schiessl SV, Samans B, Montenegro JD, Parkin IAP, Pires JC, Chalhoub B, King GJ, Snowdon RJ, Batley J, Edwards D. Homoeologous exchange is a major cause of gene presence/absence variation in the amphidiploid Brassica napus. Plant Biotech J, doi: 10.1111/pbi.12791

Voss-Fels K, Robinson H, Mudge S, Richard C, Newman S, Wittkop B, Stahl A, Friedt W, Frisch M, Gabur I, Miller-Cooper A, Campbell B, Kelly A, Fox G, Christopher J, Christopher M, Chenu K, Franckowiak J, Mace E, Borrell A, Eagles H, Jordan D, Botella José, Hammer G, Godwin ID, Trevaskis B, Snowdon RJ, Hickey L (2017) VERNALIZATION1 modulates root system architecture in wheat and barley. Mol Plant, doi: 10.1016/j.molp.2017.10.005

Werner CR, Qian L, Voss-Fels KP, Abbadi A, Leckband G, Frisch M, Snowdon RJ (2017) Frequentist and Bayesian regression models considering general and specific combining ability predict hybrid performance in oilseed rape with similar accuracy regardless of trait architecture. Theor Appl Genet, doi: 10.1007/s00122-017-3002-5

Schiessl S, Huettel B, Kuehn D, Reinhardt R, Snowdon RJ (2017) Flowering time gene variation in Brassica species shows evolutionary principles. Front Plant Sci 8: 1742, doi.: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01742

Riaz A, Athiyannan N, Periyannan SK, Afanasenko O, Mitrofanova OP, Platz GJ, Aitken EAB, Snowdon RJ, Lagudah ES, Hickey LT, Voss-Fels KP (2017) Unlocking novel alleles for leaf rust resistance in the Vavilov wheat collection. Theor Appl Genet, doi: 10.1007/s00122-017-2990-5

Qian L, Hickey LT, Stahl A, Werner C, Hayes B, Snowdon RJ, Voss-Fels KP (2017) Exploring and harnessing haplotype diversity to improve yield stability in crops. Front Plant Sci 8:; 1534, doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01534

Stahl A, Pfeifer M, Frisch M, Wittkop B, Snowdon RJ (2017) Recent genetic gains in nitrogen use efficiency in oilseed rape. Front Plant Sci 8: 963, doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00963

Guo YM, Samans B, Kibret KB, Hatzig S, Chen S, Turner NC, Cowling WA, Nelson MN, Snowdon RJ (2017) Drought-tolerant Brassica rapa shows rapid expression of gene networks for general stress responses and programmed cell death under simulated drought stress. Plant Mol Biol Rep 35: 416-430, doi: 10.1007/s11105-017-1032-4

Luo Z, Wang M, Long Y, Huang Y, Shi L, Zhang C, Liu X, Fitt BDL, Xiang J, Mason AS, Snowdon RJ, Liu P, Meng J, Zou J (2017) Incorporating pleiotropic quantitative trait loci in dissection of complex traits: seed yield in rapeseed as an example. Theor Appl Genet, 130:1569:1585

Zhou Q, Zhou C, Zheng W, Mason AS, Fan S, Wu C, Fu D, Huang Y. Genome-wide SNP markers based on SLAF-seq uncover breeding traces in rapeseed (Brassica napus L.). Front Plant Sci 8: 648.

Mirzaghaderi G, Mason AS (2017) Revisiting Pivotal-Differential Genome Evolution in Wheat. Trends Plant Sci 22: 674-684

Mirzaghaderi G, Abdolmalaki Z, Zohouri M, Moradi Z, Mason AS (2017) Dynamic nucleolar activity in wheat × Aegilops hybrids: evidence of C-genome dominance. Plant Cell Rep 36: 1277–1285

Wang X, Chen Y, Thomas CL, Ding G, Xu P, Shi D, Grandke F, Jin K, Cai H, Xu F, Yi B, Broadley MR, Shi L (2017) Genetic variants associated with the root system architecture of oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.) under contrasting phosphate supply. DNA Research, doi: 10.1093/dnares/dsx013

Samans B, Chalhoub B, Snowdon RJ (2017) Surviving a genome collision: Genomic signatures of allopolyploidization in the recent crop species Brassica napus. Plant Genome, doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2017.02.0013

Bernhard T, Friedt W, Voss-Fels KP, Frisch M, Snowdon RJ, Wittkop B (2017) Heterosis for biomass and grain yield facilitates breeding of productive dual-purpose winter barley hybrids. Crop Sci, doi: 10.2135/cropsci2016.10.0872

Mwathi MW, Gupta M, Atri C, Banga SS, Batley J, Mason AS (2017) Segregation for fertility and meiotic stability in novel Brassica allohexaploids. Theor Appl Genet 130: 767-776

Dhaliwal I, Mason AS, Banga S, Bharti S, Kaur B, Salisbury PA, Batley J, Banga SS (2017) Cytogenetic and molecular characterization of B-genome segment substitutions in introgression lines of Brassica napus L. G3 7: 77-86

Stein A, Coriton O, Rousseau-Gueutin M, Samans B, Schiessl SV, Obermeier C, Parkin IAP, Chévre AM, Snowdon RJ (2017) Mapping of homoeologous chromosome exchanges influencing quantitative trait variation in Brassica napus. Plant Biotech J, doi: 10.1111/pbi.12732

Mason AS, Higgins EE, Snowdon RJ, Batley J, Stein A, Werner C, Parkin IAP (2017) A user guide to the Brassica 60K Illumina Infinium™ SNP genotyping array. Theor Appl Genet 130: 621-633, doi: 10.1007/s00122-016-2849-1

Schiessl S, Hüttel B, Kühn D, Reinhardt R, Snowdon RJ (2017) Post-polyploidisation morphotype diversification associates with gene copy-number variation. Sci Rep 7, 41845, doi: 10.1038/srep41845

Schiessl S, Hüttel B, Kühn D, Reinhardt R, Snowdon RJ (2017) Targeted deep sequencing of flowering regulators in Brassica napus reveals extensive copy number variation. Sci Data 4: 170013, doi: 10.1038/sdata.2017.13

Voss-Fels K, Keeble-Gagnere G, Para-Londono S, Uptmoor R, Friedt W, Frisch M, Appels R, Snowdon RJ (2017) Linkage drag constrains the roots of European bread wheat. Plant Cell Environ 5: 717-725, doi: 10.1111/pce.12888


Qian L, Voss-Fels K, Cui Y, Jan HU, Samans B, Obermeier C, Qian W, Snowdon RJ (2016) Deletion of a stay-green gene associates with adaptive selection in Brassica napus. Mol Plant 9: 1559-1569, doi:

Bernhard T, Friedt W, Snowdon RJ, Wittkop B (2016) New insights into genotypic thermo-dependency of cytoplasmic male sterility for hybrid barley breeding. Plant Breeding 136: 8-17, doi:10.1111/pbr.12435

Grandke F, Snowdon RJ, Samans B (2016) gsrc - an R package for genome structure rearrangement calling. Bioinformatics, 33: 545-546, doi:

Ehlers K, Bhide AS, Teklelyohans DG, Ehlers K, Snowdon RJ, Becker A (2016) The MADS box genes ABS, SHP1, and SHP2 are essential for the coordination of cell divisions in ovule and seed coat development and for endosperm formation in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS One 11: e0165075, doi:

Bernhard T, Trüber B, Friedt W, Snowdon R, Wittkop B (2016) Development of near-infrared reflection spectroscopy calibrations for crude protein and dry matter content in fresh and dried potato tuber samples. Potato Research 59: 149, doi: 10.1007/s11540-016-9318-8

Fiedler K, Bekele WA, Matschegewski C, Snowdon R, Wieckhorst S, Zacharias A, Uptmoor R (2016) Cold tolerance during juvenile development in sorghum: A comparative analysis by genome-wide association and linkage mapping. Plant Breeding 135: 598-606, doe: 10.1111/pbr.12394

Xiao Y, Xia W, Ma J, Mason AS, Fan H, Shi P, Lei X, Ma Z, Peng M (2016) Genome-wide identification and transferability of microsatellite markers between Palmae species. Front Plant Sci 7:1578

Fu Y, Xiao M, Yu H, Mason AS, Yin J, Li J, Zhang D, Fu D (2016) Small RNA changes in synthetic Brassica napus. Planta 244 (3):607-622

Fakhri Z, Mirzaghaderi G, Ahmadian S, Mason AS (2016) Unreduced gamete formation in wheat × Aegilops spp. hybrids is genotype specific and prevented by shared homologous subgenomes. Plant Cell Rep 35(5):1143-1154

Gupta M, Mason AS, Batley J, Bharti S, Banga S, Banga SS (2016) Molecular-cytogenetic characterization of C-genome chromosome substitution lines in Brassica juncea (L.) Czern and Coss. Theor Appl Genet 129(6):1153-1166

Mason AS, Rousseau-Gueutin M, Morice J, Bayer PE, Besharat N, Cousin A, Pradhan A, Parkin IAP, Chèvre A-M, Batley J, Nelson MN (2016) Centromere locations in Brassica A and C genomes revealed through half-tetrad analysis. Genetics 202: 513-523

Fu D, Jiang L, Mason AS, Xiao M, Zhu L, Li L, Zhou Q, Shen C, Huang C (2016) Research progress and strategies for multifunctional rapeseed: A case study of China. J Integr Agric 15:60345-7

Fu D, Mason AS, Xiao M, Yan H (2016) Effects of genome structure variation, homeologous genes and repetitive DNA on polyploid crop research in the age of genomics. Plant Sci 242: 37-46

Bouchet AS, Laperche A, Bissuel-Belaygue C, Snowdon RJ, Nesi N, Stahl A (2016) Nitrogen use efficiency in rapeseed: A review. Agron Sust Dev 36: 38, doi: 10.1007/s13593-016-0371-0

Clarke WE, Higgins EE, Plieske J, Wieseke R, Sidebottom C, Khedikar Y, Batley J, Edwards D, Meng J, Li R, Lawler CT, Bouquet J, Laga B, Chung W, Iniguez‑Luy F, Dyrszka E, Rae S, Stich B, Snowdon RJ, Sharpe AG, Ganal MW, Parkin IAP (2016) A high‑density SNP genotyping array for Brassica napus and its ancestral diploid species based on optimised selection of single‑locus markers in the allotetraploid genome. Theor Appl Genet 129: 1887-1899, doi: 10.1007/s00122-016-2746-7

Hohmann M, Stahl A, Rudloff J, Wittkop B, Snowdon RJ (2016) Not a load of rubbish: Simulated field trials in large-scale containers. Plant Cell Environ 39: 2064-2073, doi: 10.1111/pce.12737

Qian L, Qian W, Snowdon RJ (2016) Haplotype hitchhiking promotes trait co-selection in Brassica napus. Plant Biotech J 14: 1578-1588, doi: 10.1111/pbi.12521

Mason A, Snowdon RJ (2016) Oilseed rape: Learning about ancient and recent polyploid evolution from a recent crop species. Plant Biol 18: 883-892, doi: 10.1111/plb.12462

Körber N, Bus A, Li J, Parkin IAP, Wittkop B, Snowdon RJ, Stich B (2016) Agronomic and seed quality traits dissected by genome-wide association mapping in Brassica napus. Front Plant Sci 7: 386, doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00386

Nguyen TCT, Obermeier C, Friedt W, Abrams SR, Snowdon RJ (2016) Disruption of germination and seedling development in Brassica napus by mutations causing severe seed hormonal imbalance. Front Plant Sci 7: 322, doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00322

Windpassinger S, Friedt W, Deppé I, Werner C, Snowdon R, Wittkop B (2016) Towards enhancement of root development and chilling tolerance in sorghum F1 hybrids. J Agron Crop Sci, doi: 10.1111/jac.12171

Jan HU, Abbadi A, Lücke S, Nichols RA, Snowdon RJ (2016) Genomic prediction of testcross performance in canola (Brassica napus). PLoS ONE 11: e0147769, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147769

Luo H, Zhao W, Wang Y, Xia Y, Wu X, Zhang L, Tang B, Zhu J, Fang L, Du Z, Bekele WA, Tai S, Jordan DR, Godwin ID, Snowdon RJ, Mace ES, Luo J, Jing H, (2016) SorGSD: a sorghum genome SNP database. Biotech Biofuel 9:6, doi: 10.1186/s13068-015-0415-8

Stahl A, Friedt W, Wittkop B, Snowdon RJ (2016) Complementary diversity for nitrogen uptake and utilisation efficiency reveals broad potential for increased sustainability of oilseed rape production. Plant & Soil 400: 245-262, doi: 10.1007/s11104-015-2726-8


Schmutzer T, Samans B, Dyrska E, Ulpinnis C, Weise S, Stengel D, Colmsee C, Lespinasse D, Micic Z, Abel S, Duchscherer P, Breuer F, Abbadi A, Leckband G, Snowdon RJ, Scholz U (2015) Species-wide genome sequence and nucleotide polymorphisms from the model allopolyploid plant Brassica napus. Scientific Data 2: 150072, doi: 10.1038/sdata.2015.72

Voss-Fels K, Snowdon RJ (2015) Understanding and utilizing crop genome diversity via high-resolution genotyping. Plant Biotech J, doi: 10.1111/pbi.12456

Schiessl SV, Qian W, Iniguez-Luy F, Snowdon RJ (2015) Diverse regulatory factors associate with flowering time and yield responses in winter-type Brassica napus. BMC Genomics 16: 737, doi: 10.1186/s12864-015-1950-1

Snowdon RJ, Abbadi A, Kox T, Schmutzer T, Leckband G (2015) Heterotic Haplotype Capture: Precision breeding for hybrid performance. Trends Plant Sci 20:410-413, doi:10.1016/j.tplants.2015.04.013

Liu G, Zhao Z, Xiao M, Mason AS, Yan H., Zhou QH, Fu D (2015) Repetitive sequence characterization and development of SSR and CMS-gene-specific markers in the Brassica mitochondrial genomes. Molecular Breeding 35 (11): 1-12

Mason AS, Batley J (2015) Creating new interspecific hybrid and polyploid crops. Trends in Biotechnology 33 (8): 436-441

Mason AS, Takahira J, Atri C, Samans B, Hayward A, Cowling WA, Batley J, Nelson MN (2015) Microspore culture reveals complex meiotic behaviour in a trigenomic Brassica hybrid. BMC Plant Biology 15(1):173

Zhang J, Mason AS, Wu J, Liu S, Zhang X, Luo T, Redden R, Batley J, Hu L, Yan G (2015) Identification of putative candidate genes for water stress tolerance in canola (Brassica napus), Frontiers in Plant Science 6: 1058

Voss-Fels K, Frisch M, Qian L, Kontowski S, Friedt W, Gottwald S, Snowdon RJ (2015) Subgenomic diversity patterns caused by directional selection in bread wheat gene pools. The Plant Genome 8, doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.03.0013

Fu Y, Dong H, Wei D, Mei J, Qian L, Li J, Snowdon R, He Y, Wan H, Qian W (2015) Comparative QTL for silique length and seed weight in Brassica napus. Scientific Reports 5:14407, doi: 10.1038/srep14407

Windpassinger S, Friedt W, Frauen M, Snowdon R, Wittkop B (2015) Designing adapted sorghum silage types with an enhanced energy density for biogas generation in temperate Europe. Biomass & Bioenergy 81: 496-504, doi: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2015.08.005

Bhandari DR, Wang Q, Friedt W, Spengler B, Gottwald S, Römpp A (2015) High resolution mass spectrometry imaging of plant tissues: towards a plant metabolite atlas. Analyst 140: 7696-7709

Wang Q, Buxa SV, Furch A, Friedt W, Gottwald S (2015) Insights into Triticum aestivum seedling root rot caused by Fusarium graminearumMol Plant Microbe Interact, doi: 10.1094/MPMI-07-15-0144-R

Hatzig S, Frisch M, Breuer F, Nesi N, Ducournau S, Wagner M-H, Abbadi A, Leckband G, Snowdon RJ (2015) Genome-wide association mapping unravels the genetic control of seed germination and vigor in Brassica napus. Front. Plant Sci. 6: 221. doi:10.3389/fpls.2015.00221

Hatzig S, Schießl S, Snowdon RJ (2015) Characterising root response phenotypes by neural network analysis. J Exp Bot, doi:10.1093/jxb/erv235

Gajardo HA, Wittkop B, Soto-Cerda B, Snowdon RJ, Federico ML, Iniguez-Luy FL (2015) Association mapping of seed quality traits in Brassica napus L. using GWAS and candidate QTL approaches. Mol Breeding 35:143. doi:10.1007/s11032-015-0340-3

Körber N, Bus A, Li J, Higgins J, Bancroft I, Higgins EE, Parkin IAP, Salazar-Colqui B, Snowdon RJ, Stich B (2015) Seedling development traits in Brassica napus examined by gene expression analysis and association mapping. BMC Plant Biol 15:136

Fu Y, Lu K, Qian L, Mei J, Wei D, Peng X, Xu X, Li J, Frauen M, Dreyer F, Snowdon RJ, Qian W (2015) Development of genic cleavage markers in association with seed glucosinolate content in canola. Theor Appl Genet 128:1029–1037. DOI 10.1007/s00122-015-2487-z

Mei J, Liu Y, Wei D, Wittkop B, Ding Y, Li Q, Li J, Wan H, Li Z, Ge X, Frauen M, Snowdon RJ, Qian W, Friedt W (2015) Transfer of Sclerotinia stem rot resistance from wild Brassica oleracea into Brassica napus using a hexaploidy step. Theor Appl Genet, DOI 10.1007/s00122-015-2459-3

Singh R, Bollina V, Higgins EE, Clarke WE, Eynck C, Sidebottom C, Gugel R, Snowdon R, Parkin IAP (2015) Single-nucleotide polymorphism identification and genotyping in Camelina sativa. Molecular Breeding 35:35 DOI 10.1007/s11032-015-0224-6


Qian L, Qian W, Snowdon RJ (2014) Sub-genomic variation patterns as a signature of breeding in rapeseed. BMC Genomics 15: 1170, doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-1170

Chalhoub B, Denoeud F, Liu S, Parkin IAP, Tang H, Wang X, Chiquet J, Belcram H, Tong C, Samans B, Corréa M, Da Silva C, Just J, Falentin C, Koh CS, Le Clainche I, Bernard M, Bento P, Noel B, Labadie K, Alberti A, Charles M, Arnaud D, Guo H, Daviaud C, Alamery S, Jabbari K, Zhao M, Edger PP, Chelaifa H, Tack D, Lassalle G, Mestiri I, Schnel N, Le Paslier M-C, Fan G, Renault V, Bayer PE, Golicz AA, Manoli S, Lee T-H, Thi VHD, Chalabi S, Hu Q, Fan C, Tollenaere R, Lu Y, Battail C, Shen J, Sidebottom CHD, Wang X, Canaguier A, Chauveau A, Bérard A, Deniot G, Guan M, Liu Z, Sun F, Lim YP, Lyons E, Town CD, Bancroft I, Wang X, Meng J, Ma J, Pires JC, King GJ, Brunel D, Delourme R, Renard M, Aury J-M, Adams KL, Batley J, Snowdon RJ, Tost J, Edwards D, Zhou Y, Hua W, Sharpe AG, Paterson AH, Guan C, Wincker P (2014) Early allopolyploid evolution in the post-neolithic Brassica napus oilseed genome. Science 346: 950-953, doi: 10.1126/science.1253435

Schiessl S, Samans B, Hüttel B, Reinhard R, Snowdon RJ (2014) Capturing sequence variation among flowering-time regulatory gene homologues in the allopolyploid crop species Brassica napus. Front Plant Sci 5: 404

Hatzig S, Zaharia LI, Abrams S, Hohmann M, Legoahec L, Bouchereau A, Nesi N, Snowdon R (2014) Early osmotic adjustment responses in drought-resistant and drought-sensitive oilseed rape. J Integr Plant Biol 56: 797-809

Bekele WA, Fiedler K, Shiringani A, Schnaubelt D, Windpassinger S, Uptmoor R, Friedt W, Snowdon RJ (2014) Unravelling the genetic complexity of sorghum seedling development under low temperature conditions. Plant Cell Environment 37: 707-723

Bus A, Körber N, Parkin IAP, Samans B, Snowdon RJ, Li J, Stich B (2014) Species- and genome-wide dissection of the shoot ionome in Brassica napus and its relationship to seedling development. Front Plant Sci, DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00485

Fiedler K, Bekele W, Duensing R, Gründig S, Snowdon R, Stützel H, Zacharias A, Uptmoor R (2014) Genetic dissection of temperature dependent sorghum growth during juvenile development. Theor Appl Genet 127: 1935-1948


Liu L, Qu C, Wittkop B, Yi B, Xiao Y, He Y, Snowdon RJ, Li J (2013) A high-density SNP map for accurate mapping of seed fibre QTL in Brassica napus L. PLOS ONE 10.1371/journal.pone.0083052

Clarke WE, Federico ML, Gajardo HA, Gerhardt DJ, Higgins E, Sharpe AG, Snowdon RJ, Parkin IAP, Iniguez-Luy FL (2013) Genomic DNA enrichment using sequence capture microarrays: a novel approach to discover sequence nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in Brassica napus L. PLOS ONE 10.1371/journal.pone.0081992

Bekele W, Wieckhorst S, Friedt W, Snowdon R (2013) High-throughput genomics in sorghum: From whole-genome resequencing to a SNP screening array. Plant Biotech J 11: 1112-1125

Stein A, Wittkop B, Liu L.Z., Friedt W, Snowdon RJ (2013) Dissection of a major QTL for seed colour and fibre content in Brassica napus reveals colocalisation with candidate genes for phenylpropanoid biosynthesis and flavonoid deposition. Plant Breeding 132: 382-389

Edwards D, Batley J, Snowdon RJ (2013) Accessing complex crop genomes with next-generation sequencing. Theor Appl Genet 126: 1-11

Obermeier C, Hossain MA, Snowdon R, Knüfer R, von Tiedemann A, Friedt W (2013) Genetic analysis of phenylpropanoid metabolites associated with resistance against Verticillium longisporum in Brassica napus. Mol Breeding 31: 347-361. DOI 10.1007/s11032-012-9794-8.


Snowdon R, Friedt,W (2012) Renewable energy: European biodiesel can be sustainable. Nature 490: 37

Fiedler K, Bekele W, Friedt W, Snowdon R, Stuetzel H, Zacharias A, Uptmoor R (2012) Genetic dissection of temperature-dependent emergence processes in sorghum using a cumulative emergence model and stability parameters. Theor Appl Genet 125: 1647-1661

Körber N, Wittkop B, Bus A, Friedt W, Snowdon RJ, Stich B (2012) Seedling development in a Brassica napus diversity set and its relationship to agronomic performance. Theor Appl Genet 125: 1275-1287

Gottwald S, Samans B, Lück S, Friedt W (2012) Jasmonate and ethylene dependent defence gene expression and suppression of fungal virulence factors: two essential mechanisms of Fusarium head blight resistance in wheat? BMC Genomics 13:369

Snowdon RJ, Iñiguez Luy FL (2012) Potential to improve oilseed rape and canola breeding in the genomics era. Plant Breeding 131: 351-360

Gholami M, Bekele WA, Schondelmaier J, Snowdon RJ (2012) A tailed PCR procedure for cost-effective, two-order multiplex sequencing of candidate genes in polyploid plants. Plant Biotech J 10: 635-645

Liu LZ, Stein A, Wittkop B, Sarvari P, Li JN, Dreyer F, Frauen M, Friedt W, Snowdon RJ (2012) A knockout mutation in the lignin biosynthesis gene CCR1 explains a major QTL for acid detergent lignin content in Brassica napus seeds. Theor Appl Genet 124: 1573-1586

Wittkop B, Snowdon RJ, Friedt W (2012) Development of NIRS calibrations for major seed fibre fractions in intact Brassica napus seeds. J Ag Food Chem 60: 2248-2256


Lipşa FD, Snowdon RJ, Katta S, Wittkop B, Stein A, Friedt W (2011) Quantitative genetic analysis of condensed tannins in oilseed rape meal. Euphytica 184: 185-205

Bus A, Körber N, Snowdon RJ, Stich B (2011) Patterns of molecular variation in a species-wide germplasm set of Brassica napus. Theor Appl Genet 123: 1413-1423

Chen S, Nelson MN, Chèvre AM, Jenczewski E, Li ZY, Mason AS, Meng JL, Plummer JA, Pradhan A, Siddique KHM, Snowdon RJ, Yan GJ, Zhou WJ, Cowling WA (2011) Trigenomic bridges for Brassica improvement. Crit Rev Plant Sci 30: 524-547

Nagel M, Rosenhauer M, Willner E, Snowdon RJ, Friedt W, Börner A (2011) Seed longevity in oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.) – Genetic variation and QTL mapping. Plant Gen Res 9: 260-263

Li AM, Jiang JJ, Zhang YT, Snowdon RJ, Liang GH, Wang YP (2011) Molecular and cytological characterization of introgression lines with yellow seeds derived from somatic hybrids between Brassica napus and Sinapis alba. Mol Breeding 29: 209-219

Rezaeizad A, Wittkop B, Snowdon R, Hasan M, Mohammadi V, Zali A, Friedt W (2011) Identification of QTL for phenolic compounds in oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.) by association mapping using SSR markers. Euphytica 177: 335-342


Snowdon RJ, Wittkop B, Rezaidad A, Hasan M, Lipsa F, Stein A, Friedt W (2010) Regional association analysis delineates a sequenced chromosome region influencing antinutritive seed meal compounds in oilseed rape. Genome 53: 917-928

Obermeier C, Hosseini B, Friedt W, Snowdon RJ (2010) Serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE) during Brassica napus seed development. Acta Hort 867: 89-95 10: 295

Kong F, Ge CL, Fang XP, Snowdon RJ, Wang YP (2010) Characterization of seedling proteomes and development of markers to distinguish the Brassica A and C genomes. J Genet Genom 37: 333-340

Juergens M, Paetsch C, Krämer I, Zahn M, Rabenstein F, Schondelmaier J, Schliephake E, Snowdon RJ, Friedt W, Ordon F (2010) Genetic analyses of the host-pathogen system Turnip Yellows Virus (TuYV)–rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) and development of molecular markers for TuYV resistance. Theor Appl Genet 120: 735-744

Basunanda P, Radoev M, Ecke W, Friedt W, Becker H, Snowdon RJ (2010) Comparative mapping of quantitative trait loci involved in heterosis for seedling and yield traits in oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.). Theor Appl Genet 120: 271-281

Adoukonou-SagbadjaH, Wagner C, Ordon F and Friedt W (2010). Reproductive system and molecular phylogenetic relationshipsof fonio millets (Digitaria spp.,Poaceae) with some polyploid wild relatives. Tropic Plant Biol 3: 240-251

Wittkop B, Snowdon RJ, Friedt W (2009) Status and perspectives of breeding for enhanced yield and quality of oilseed crops for Europe. Euphytica 170: 131-140

Kong F, Rudloff E, Snowdon RJ, Wang YP (2009) Chromosomal distribution of 18S–25S rDNA in four Lupinus species visualized by fluorescence in situ hybridization. Genetika 45: 1148-1152

Li AM, Wei CX, Jiang JJ, Zhang YT Snowdon RJ Wang YP (2009) Phenotypic variation in progenies from somatic hybrids between Brassica napus and Sinapis alba. Euphytica 170: 289-296

Obermeier C, Hosseini B, Friedt W, Snowdon RJ (2009) Global gene expression profiling via LongSAGE in a non-model plant species: A case study in seeds of Brassica napus. BMC Genomics 10: 295

Hasan M, Friedt W, Freitag NM, Link K, Pons-Kühnemann J, Snowdon RJ (2008) Association of gene-linked SSR markers to seed glucosinolate content in oilseed rape (Brassica napus ssp. napus). Theor Appl Genet 116:1035-1049

Gehringer A, Spiller T, Basunanda P, Snowdon R, Friedt W (2007) New oilseed rape (Brassica napus) hybrids with high levels of heterosis for seed yield under marginal conditions. Breeding Sci 57:315-320

Rygulla W, Snowdon RJ, Friedt W, Happstadius I, Cheung W, Chen D (2007) Identification of quantitative trait loci for resistance against Verticillium longisporum in Brassica napus L. Phytopathology 98: 215-221

Rygulla W, Snowdon RJ, Eynck C, von Tiedemann A, Lühs W, Friedt W (2007) Broadening the genetic basis of Verticillium longisporum resistance in Brassica napus by interspecific hybridisation. Phytopathology 97: 1391-1396

Basunanda P, Spiller TH, Hasan M, Gehringer A, Schondelmaier J, Lühs W, Friedt W, Snowdon RJ (2007) Marker-assisted increase of genetic diversity in a double-low seed quality winter oilseed rape genetic background. Plant Breeding 126: 581-587

Rygulla W, Friedt W, Seyis F, Lüh W, Eynck C, von Tiedemann A, Snowdon RJ (2007) Combination of resistance to Verticillium longisporum from zero erucic acid Brassica oleracea and oilseed Brassica rapa genotypes in resynthesized rapeseed (Brassica napus) lines. Plant Breeding 126: 596-602

Snowdon RJ (2007) Cytogenetics and genome analysis in Brassica crops. Chromosome Res 15: 85-95

Adoukonou-Sagbadja H, Wagner C, Dansi A,Ahlemeyer J, Daïnou O, Akpagana K, Ordon F and Friedt W (2007). Genetic diversity and population differentiation of foniomillet (Digitaria spp.) landracesfrom different agro-ecological zones of West-Africa. Theor Applied Genet 115: 917-931

Adoukonou-Sagbadja H, Schubert V, DansiA, Jovtchev G, Meister A, Pistrick K, Akpagana K and Friedt W (2007). Flow cytometric analysis reveals different nuclear DNA contents in cultivated Fonio (Digitariaspp.) and some wild relatives Plant System Evol 267: 163-176

Gehringer A, Friedt W, Lühs W, Snowdon RJ (2006) Genetic mapping of agronomic traits in false flax (Camelina sativa subsp. sativa). Genome 49: 1555-1563

Badani AG, Snowdon RJ, Baetzel R, Lipsa FD, Wittkop B, Horn R, De Haro A, Font R, Lühs W, Friedt W (2006) Co-localisation of a partially dominant gene for yellow seed colour with a major QTL influencing acid detergent fibre (ADF) content in different crosses of oilseed rape (Brassica napus). Genome 49: 1499-1509

Schelfhout CJ, Snowdon R, Cowling WA, Wroth JM (2006) Tracing B-genome introgressions in B. napus x B. juncea interspecific hybrids. Genome 49: 1490-1497

Badani AG, Wittkop B, Lühs W, Baetzel R, Horn R, De Haro A, Font R, Friedt W, Snowdon RJ (2006) Seed colour in Brassica napus: QTL mapping, candidate genes and associations with quality traits. Acta Hort 706: 203-209

Hasan M, Seyis F, Badani AG, Pons-Kuhnemann J, Lühs W, Friedt W, Snowdon RJ (2006) Analysis of genetic diversity in the Brassica napus gene pool using SSR markers. Genet Res Crop Evol 53: 793-802

Friedt W, Snowdon R, Ordon F, Ahlemeyer J (2006) Assessment of genetic diversity in crop plants and its exploitation in breeding. Prog Bot 68: 151-178

Wang YP, Sonntag K, Rudloff E, Wehling P, Snowdon RJ (2006) GISH analysis of disomic Brassica napus-Crambe abyssinica chromosome addition lines produced by microspore culture from monosomic addition lines. Plant Cell Reports 25: 35-40



Snowdon RJ, Link K, Badani AG, Friedt W (2005) Recent advances in molecular breeding of oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.). Prog Bot 66: 144-163

Wang YP, Zhao XX, Sonntag K, Wehling P, Snowdon RJ (2005) GISH analysis of BC1 and BC2 progenies derived from somatic hybrids between Brassica napus and Sinapis alba. Chromosome Res 13: 819-826

Schelfhout CJ, RJ Snowdon, WA Cowling, JM Wroth (2004) A PCR-based B-genome specific marker in Brassica species. Theor Appl Genet 109: 917-921

Wang YP, Snowdon RJ, Rudloff E, Wehling P, Friedt W, Sonntag K (2004) Cytogenetic characterization and FAE1 gene variation in progenies from asymmetric somatic hybrids between Brassica napus and Crambe abyssinica. Genome 47: 724-731

Snowdon RJ, Friedt W (2004) Molecular markers in Brassica oilseed breeding: Current status and future possibilities. Plant Breeding 123: 1-8

Peres S, Snowdon RJ, Pons-Kuhnemann J (2003) AFLP analysis of genetic variation in Cuban and international populations of Alternaria solani. Eur J Plant Path 110: 399-409

Seyis F, Snowdon RJ, Lühs W, Friedt W (2003) Molecular characterisation of novel resynthesised rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) lines and analysis of their genetic diversity in comparison to spring rapeseed cultivars. Plant Breeding 122: 473-478

O’Neill R, Snowdon RJ Köhler W (2003) Population genetics aspects of biodiversity. Prog Bot 64:115-137

Snowdon RJ, Friedrich T, Friedt W, Köhler W (2002) Identifying the chromosomes of the A and C genome diploid Brassica species B. rapa and B. oleracea in their amphidiploid B. napus. Theor Appl Genet 104: 533-538

Snowdon RJ, Kusterer B, Horn R (2002) Structural genome analysis using molecular cytogenetic techniques. Prog Bot 63: 55-79

Snowdon RJ, Böttinger P, Pickardt T, Köhler W, Friedt W (2001) Physical localisation of transgenes on Vicia fabachromosomes. Chromosome Res 9: 607-610

Voss A, Snowdon RJ, Lühs W, Friedt W (2000) Intergeneric transfer of nematode resistance from Raphanus sativus into the Brassica napus genome. Acta Hort. 539: 129-134

Snowdon RJ, Winter H, Diestel A, Sacristan MD (2000) Development and characterisation of Brassica napus-Sinapis arvensis addition lines exhibiting resistance to Leptosphaeria maculans. Theor Appl Genet 101: 1008-1014

Snowdon RJ, Friedt W, Köhler A, Köhler W (2000) Molecular cytogenetic localisation and characterisation of 5S and 25S rDNA loci for chromosome identification in oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.). Ann Bot 86: 201-204

pre 2000

Snowdon RJ, Köhler W, Friedt W, Köhler A (1998) Fluorescence in situ hybridization techniques for Brassica: Methodological development and practical applications. Acta Hort 459: 127-134

Jaag T, Langsdorf A, Snowdon RJ, Köhler W, Hartmann HD (1998) Random amplified polymorphic DNA variation among German and Dutch asparagus cultivars. Plant Breeding 117: 290-292

Snowdon RJ, Köhler W, Friedt W, Köhler A (1997) Genomic in situ hybridization in Brassica amphidiploids and interspecific hybrids. Theor Appl Genet 95: 1320-1324

Snowdon RJ, Köhler W, Köhler A (1997) Chromosomal localization and characterization of rDNA loci in the Brassica A and C genomes. Genome 40: 582-587