Jonfinn Blix Knutsen
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.
Stø, Ida Myhrer; Orr, Russell; Fooyontphanich, Kim; Jin, Xu; Knutsen, Jonfinn Mordekai Blix & Fischer, Urs [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (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.
Knutsen, Jonfinn Mordekai Blix (2017). Evolutionary and functional importance of simple repeats in 1135 Arabidopsis thaliana genomes. Show summary
Knutsen, Jonfinn Mordekai Blix (2017). Evolutionary and functional importance of simple repeats in eukaryotic genomes. Show summary