Tag Archives: Aalt-Jan van Dijk

Spatially resolved floral transcriptome profiling

by Alt-Jan Van Dijk Plant Research International, Wageningen University Progress in sequencing technology has had a clear impact on flowering research. For example, ChIP-seq has been applied to study molecular aspects of transcriptional regulation of flowering. Also, RNA-seq data for … Continue reading

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A tale of many variants

by Alt-Jan van Dijk Plant Research International, Wageningen In the quest to unravel genetic aspects of flowering time regulation, quantitative trait loci (QTLs) are important data. QTLs indicate genome regions in which variation influences a trait of interest. Typically, a … Continue reading

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A hitchhiker guide to modelling

by  Aalt-Jan van Dijk Wageningen University, The Netherlands In my last few posts (‘Tell me who your sister is and I’ll tell you who you are‘ and ‘Cold kick-start for flowering‘), I discussed a couple of modelling papers. Hence, I thought it … Continue reading

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Cold kick-start for flowering

by Aalt-Jan van Dijk Wageningen University, The Netherlands When I started writing this commentary, I looked out of my window and decided a good way to start would be to mention that here in the Netherlands winter had finally arrived. Snow … Continue reading

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Tell me who your sister is and I’ll tell who you are

by Aalt-Jan van Dijk Wageningen University, The Netherlands After spending time with family during the Christmas holidays, it became clear to me how much we learn about ourselves by watching our relatives. This involves both similarities and striking differences. Although at … Continue reading

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Forecasting flowering phenology

Aalt-Jan van Dijk Plant Research International, Wageningen University A prominent example of the role computational predictions play in everyday life is that of the weather forecast – will the weather allow your outdoor activities, and how about the weather during … Continue reading

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