Henk Verbakel

Learn More
 Two independent F2 populations of Lycopersicon esculentum×L. pennellii which have previously been investigated in RFLP mapping studies were used for construction of a highly saturated integrated AFLP map. This map spanned 1482 cM and contained 67 RFLP markers, 1078 AFLP markers obtained with 22 EcoRI+MseI primer combinations and 97 AFLP markers obtained(More)
A genetic map of melon enriched for fruit traits was constructed, using a recombinant inbred (RI) population developed from a cross between representatives of the two subspecies of Cucumis melo L.: PI 414723 (subspecies agrestis) and ‘Dulce’ (subspecies melo). Phenotyping of 99 RI lines was conducted over three seasons in two locations in Israel and the US.(More)
Within the Dutch genomics initiative the “Centre for Biosystems Genomics” (CBSG) a major research effort is directed at the identification and unraveling of processes and mechanisms affecting fruit quality in tomato. The basis of this fruit quality program was a diverse set of 94 cultivated tomato cultivars, representing a wide spectrum of phenotypes for(More)
Two in planta-induced (ipi) genes, designated ipiB and ipiO, of the potato late blight fungus, Phytophthora infestans (Mont.) de Bary, were isolated from a genomic library by a differential hybridization procedure [Pieterse et al., Physiol. Mol. Plant Pathol. (1993a) in press]. Both genes are expressed at high levels in the early phases of the pathogenic(More)
In the quest for fine mapping quantitative trait loci (QTL) at a subcentimorgan scale, several methods that involve the construction of inbred lines and the generation of large progenies of such inbred lines have been developed (Complex Trait Consortium 2003). Here we present an alternative method that significantly speeds up QTL fine mapping by using one(More)
This paper discusses a statistical approach for measuring genetic diversity within genebank accessions of a self-fertilising species. This approach is applied to lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.), using AFLP marker data on a set of 1,390 accessions, representing six different lettuce types. Knowledge of the within-accession genetic diversity is important for(More)
Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) has one of the largest mitochondrial genomes known among all eukaryotes, due in part to the accumulation of short 20 to 60 bp repetitive DNA motifs. Recombination among these repetitive DNAs produces rearrangements affecting organization and expression of mitochondrial genes. To more efficiently identify rearrangements in the(More)
In order to isolate in planta-induced genes encoding putative pathogenicity factors of the late blight fungus Phytophthora infestans, a genomic library was differentially screened. For the differential hybridization, labeled first-strand cDNA synthesized on mRNA isolated from P. infestans-infected potato leaves and on mRNA isolated from the fungus grown in(More)
The fungus Cladosporium fulvum is a biotrophic pathogen of tomato. On susceptible tomato plants, the fungus grows abundantly in the extracellular spaces between the mesophyll cells. The mechanism by which C. fulvum is able to establish and maintain basic compatibility on its one and only host species, the tomato, is unknown. The isolation and(More)
As part of the European Scientists Sequencing Arabidopsis program, a contiguous region (396607 bp) located on chromosome 4 around the APETALA2 gene was sequenced. Analysis of the sequence and comparison to public databases predicts 103 genes in this area, which represents a gene density of one gene per 3.85 kb. Almost half of the genes show no significant(More)