Evolution & Adaptation

Detlef Weigel

Phenotype-driven approaches for the identification of natural variants with potential roles in adaptation continue to be an important part of our research.


Exposito-Alonso, M. A., 500 Genomes Field Experiment Team, Burbano, H. A., Bossdorf, O., Nielsen, R., and Weigel, D. (2019) Natural selection on the Arabidopsis thaliana genome in present and future climates. Nature 573, 126-129.

Kreiner, J., Latorre, S. M., Burbano, H. A., Stinchcombe, J. R., Otto, S. P., Weigel, D., and Wright, S. I. (2022) Rapid weed adaptation and range expansion in response to agriculture over the last two centuries. Science, published online 9 December 2022.

Vasseur, F., Fouqueau, L., de Vienne, D., Nidelet, T., Violle, C., and Weigel, D. (2019) Non-linear phenotypic variation uncovers the emergence of heterosis in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS Biol. 17, e3000214.

Srikant, T., Yuan, W., Berendzen, K. W., Contreras Garrido, A., Drost, H.-G., Schwab, R., and Weigel, D. (2023) Canalization of genome-wide transcriptional activity in Arabidopsis thaliana accessions by MET1-dependent CG methylation. Genome Biol. In press.

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