Aude PerdereauResearch Officer
The composition of perennial ryegrass swards can change over time in response to environmental variation and management practice. In order to gain a better insight into this phenomenon, we are using cutting edge genetic fingerprinting approach called “Genome Wide Allele Frequency Fingerprints” to monitor changes in the genetic composition of swards. We are testing whether these changes are random, or whether they can be related to management practices causing some plants to be preferentially selected over others. The ultimate goal of the research is to identify regions of the genome that are responsible for determining the lifetime performance characteristics of grazed swards.
- Perdereau, A., Klaas, M., Barth, S. and Hodkinson, T. R. (2016) 'Plastid genome sequencing reveals biogeographical structure and extensive population genetic variation in wild populations of Phalaris arundinacea L. in north-western Europe', GCB Bioenergy, DOI 10.1111/gcbb.12362.
- Perdereau, A. C., Kelleher, C. T., Douglas, G. C. and Hodkinson, T. R. (2014) 'High levels of gene flow and genetic diversity in Irish populations of Salix caprea L. inferred from chloroplast and nuclear SSR markers', BMC Plant Biology, 14(1), pp. 202.
- Perdereau, A. (2014) Investigating genetic variation in species and populations of Salix L. with particular emphasis on wood formation and disease resistance genes. Ph.D., University of Dublin, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Trinity College.
- Perdereau, A., Douglas, G., Hodkinson, T. and Kelleher, C. (2013) 'High levels of variation in Salix lignocellulose genes revealed using poplar genomic resources', Biotechnology for Biofuels, 6(1), pp. 114.
- Perdereau, A., Douglas, G. C., Hodkinson, T. R. and Kelleher, C. T. (2012) 'Variation in lignin and cellulose biosynthesis genes within willow (Salix) – an application of Populus genomic resources. '. Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore, Ireland, 12th and 13th March, p. 90.