Michael Niklaus

Doctoral Student at the DTC

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Michael Niklaus

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Doctoral Student at the

Rex Richards Building, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QU



My main research interests are in the field of genetics particularly in plant genetics. Most recently, I conducted research on complex traits such as yield in an isogenic rice population, which was selected for several generations for low respiration. These rice lines revealed very different phenotypes and differences in yield. The question was whether these isogenic rice lines have an altered epigenome that could explain the difference in gene expression and phenotype.


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