Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Biochemistry 1996. Lincoln Univeristy, New Zealand.
Master of Science (M.S.) - Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics 2002. University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
Doctor of Phylosophy (Ph. D) - Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics 2007. University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Postdoctoral Research Associate (2007-2008). Dept. of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
One of the vital aspects of plant breeding lies in the expansion and adaptation of cultivars and experimental lines to a diverse set of environments. Oilseed crops like Brassica rapa L. (n=10), Brassica napus L. (n=19), Brassica juncea (L.) Czern (n=18) and Brassica carinata Braun (n=17) are not the exception. These crops are readily employed as sources of edible vegetable and industrial oils in countries such as Australia, Canadá, India and the United Kingdom and have the potential to become an attractive alternative to be used in rotation with cereal crops in Chile.
My area of research focuses on the exploration and exploitation of genetic variability harbored in Brassica oil crops to develop novel elite germplasm adapted to the agri-climatic conditions of South Central Chile. Thus, the general goal of my program is to develop germplasm which shows high yield potential, possess low anti-nutritional elements in its oil and protein meal and has a well balanced fatty acid profile. In order to accomplish the task at hand, my group devotes research effort directed to understand the structure and evolution of the diploid and polyploid A and C Brassica genomes.
Snowdon, . R. J. and Iniguez Luy, . F. L. (2012), Potential to improve oilseed rape and canola breeding in the genomics era. Plant Breeding, Plant Breeding 131: 351?360.
Pablo D. Cárdenas, Humberto A. Gajardo, Terry Huebert, Isobel A. Parkin, Federico L. Iniguez-Luy and María L. Federico. (2012) Retention of triplicated phytoene synthase (PSY) genes in Brassica napus L. and its diploid progenitors during the evolution of the Brassiceae, TAG Theoretical and Applied Genetics 124: 1215-1228.
Iñiguez Luy FL, ML Federico (2010) The genetics of Brassica napus L. In: Plant genetics and genomics series: Genetics and Genomics of the Brassicaceae (eds) Bancroft I and R Schmidt. Springer Science, NY.
Brock MT, JM Dechaine, FL Iniguez-Luy, JN Maloof, JR Stinchcombe and C Weinig (2010) Floral genetic architecture: an examination of QTL architecture underlying floral (co)variation across environments. Genetics, Sep 2010; doi:10.1534/genetics.110.119982.
Iñiguez Luy FL, L Lukens, MW Farnham, RM Amasino and TC Osborn (2009) Development of public immortal mapping populations, molecular markers and linkage maps for rapid cycling Brassica rapa and Brassica oleracea. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 120:31-43.
Iñiguez Luy FL, A. Van de Voort and TC Osborn (2008) Development of a set of SSR markers derived from genomic sequence of a rapid cycling Brassica oleracea L. genotype. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 117:977-985.
Gaeta RT, C Pires, FL Iñiguez-Luy, E Leon and TC Osborn. (2007) Dynamic changes in genome structure, gene expression, and phenotype in resynthesized Brassica napus allopolyploids. Plant Cell 19:3403-3417.
Federico ML, FL Iñiguez-Luy, RW Skadsen and HF Kaeppler. (2006) Spatial and temporal divergence of expression in duplicated barley germin-like protein-encoding genes. Genetics 174:179-190.
Iñiguez Luy FL, ME Sass, G. Jung, MA, Johns and J Nienhuis (2006) Development of SCAR markers that distinguish the six cultivated Brassica species and sub-species of the U-triangle. American Society of Horticultural Sciences. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 131:424-432.
[Translate to English:] Investigador, Unidad de Biotecnología de Plantas (UBP), Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, Centro Regional de Investigación Carillanca.
Phone: (56) 45-740412
Fax: (56) 45-740440
[Translate to English:]
- Fernando Westermeyer Figueroa
- Rilling Heinz, Jacqueline