Jonfinn Blix Knutsen

Ph.D. Candidate
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Academic interests

I am interested in the interaction between genotype and phenotype, and how evolution shapes this relationship. I have mainly worked with this topic in plants. For my master thesis I investigated the conservation of the IDA/HAE-HSL2 signalling pathway in the crop species Brassica rapa, with a goal of using existing knowledge from model systems (Arabidopsis thaliana) in a broader context. I did the work for my master thesis in the lab of Professor Reidunn B. Aalen.

I have now started as a Ph. D. candidate on a project under the supervision of Professor Kjetill Jakobsen and Associate Professor Melinka Butenko. During this project I will investigate the functional and evolutionary role of simple nucleotide repeats in the genomes of plants and fish. 

 

Tags: Genetics, Arabidopsis, Simple repeats, Evolution

Publications

  • Stø, Ida Myhrer; Orr, Russell; Fooyontphanich, Kim; Jin, Xu; Knutsen, Jonfinn Mordekai Blix; Fischer, Urs; Tranbarger, Timothy J.; Nordal, Inger & Aalen, Reidunn B. (2015). Conservation of the abscission signaling peptide IDA during Angiosperm evolution: Withstanding genome duplications and gain and loss of the receptors HAE/HSL2. Frontiers in Plant Science.  ISSN 1664-462X.  6(OCTOBER) . doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00931

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  • Knutsen, Jonfinn Mordekai Blix (2017). Evolutionary and functional importance of simple repeats in 1135 Arabidopsis thaliana genomes.
  • Knutsen, Jonfinn Mordekai Blix (2017). Evolutionary and functional importance of simple repeats in eukaryotic genomes.

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