B.A. Carleton College Northfield, MN USA;
Ph.D. University of Minnesota, St. Paul MN, USA
Phone: 519-824- 4120 x. 52304
Fax: 519-763- 8933
Bioinformatics, genome evolution, association mapping, QTL mapping
We are investigating a variety of questions in the areas of molecular and quantitative genetics. Our research effort focuses on maize as well as rapeseed and its relatives.
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Selected Publications:Lukens, L., and S. Zhan (2007). The plant genome’s methylation status and response to stress: Implications for plant improvement. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 10: 317-322.
Lukens, L., J. C.Pires, E. Leon, R. D. Vogelzang, L. Oslach and T. Osborn. (2006). Patterns of sequence loss and cytosine methylation within a population of newly resynthesized Brassica napus allopolyploids. Plant Physiology, 140: 336-348.
Zhan, S., J. Horrocks, and L. Lukens. (2006). Islands of co-expressed neighbouring genes in Arabidopsis thaliana suggest higher order chromosome domains. Plant Journal, 45: 347-357.
Ghosh, A. K., L. Lukens, D. Hunter and J. N. Strommer. (2006). European and Asian pears: SSR/PAGE-based analysis of commercially important North American cultivars. HortScience, 41:304-309.
Parkin, I., S. Gulden, A. Sharpe, L. Lukens, T. C. Osborn and D. J. Lydiate. (2005). Segmental structure of the Brassica napus genome based on comparative analysis with Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetics, 171: 765-781.
Wang, H., T. Nussbaum-Wagler, B. Li, Q. Zhao, Y. Vigouroux, M. Faller, K. Bomblies, L. Lukens and J. Doebley. (2005). The origin of the maize ear by regulatory evolution. Nature, 436: 714-719.
Lukens, L., P.A. Quijada, J. Udall, J. C. Pires, M.E. Schranz and T. Osborn. (2004). Genome redundancy and plasticity within ancient and recent Brassica crop species. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 82:675-688.
Pires J.C., J. Zhao, M.E. Schranz, E.J. Leon, P.A. Quijada, L. Lukens, and T. C. Osborn. (2004). Flowering time divergence and genomic rearrangements in resynthesized Brassica polyploids (Brassicaceae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 82:665-674.
For a complete list of publications, visit Dr. Lukens' lab website under publications: