Richard Visser, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

  • Prof. Dr. Richard G.F. Visser ‘s research interests on ornamental crops within Plant Breeding are focussed on:
    • Manipulating genomic recombination in order to increase genetic variation and diversity.
    • The use of Susceptibility genes to acquire more durable resistance against pests and pathogens; including insects.
    • Combinatory resistance (abiotic + biotic, different abiotic stresses like heat and drought, different disease resistances) research. 
    • Developing techniques and tools to make the breeding process in polyploid ornamentals more efficient. 
    • Using genome sequence information to speed up the breeding process in ornamentals (notably chrysanthemum, rose, orchids, alstroemeria).