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

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, in press

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, doi: 10.1007/s00122-017-2911-7

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. doi: 10.1007/s00122-016-2850-8

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 Biotechnol J, doi: 10.1111/pbi.12732

Mason AS, Higgins EE, Stein A, Werner C, Batley J, Parkin IAP, Snowdon RJ (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. Scientific Reports 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. Scientific 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. Molecular 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. Frontiers in Plant Science 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 Reports 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. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 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. Journal of Integrative Agriculture 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 Science 242: 37-46

Bouchet AS, Laperche A, Bissuel-Belaygue C, Snowdon RJ, Nesi N, Stahl A (2016) Nitrogen use efficiency in rapeseed: A review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development 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 Biotechnol 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 Biology 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 graminearum. Mol 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 napusoilseed 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

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