Emilie’s group studies the adaptation of meiosis to evolutionary challenges such as genome duplication.
They work on Arabidopsis arenosa, which can be found naturally both as a diploid and a tetraploid and therefore constitutes a good plant model for the study of meiosis genes and their adaptation to polyploidisation.
Emilie’s project focuses on studying SYN1 (Arabidopsis homolog of the kleisin subunit of meiotic cohesion, REC8) on a molecular and cytological level.
She also ensures the smooth running of the lab and is involved in various other projects within the group.
Knight E., Binnie A. C., Draeger T., Moscou M. D., Rey M. D., Sucher J., Mehra S., King I., Moore G. (2015)Mapping the ‘breaker’ element of the gametocidal locus proximal to a block of sub‑telomeric heterochromatin on the long arm of chromosome 4Ssh of Aegilops sharonensisTheoretical and Applied Genetics (128)Publisher's version: 10.1007/s00122-015-2489-x
Al-Kaff N., Knight E., Bertin I., Foote T., Hart N., Griffiths S., Moore G. (2008)Detailed dissection of the chromosomal region containing the Ph1 locus in wheat Triticum aestivum: with deletion mutants and expression profilingAnnals of Botany (101)
Knight E., Greer E., Draeger T., Thole V., Reader S., Shaw P., Moore G. (2010)Inducing chromosome pairing through premature condensation:analysis of wheat interspecific hybridsFunctional and Integrative Genomics