Gunārs Lācis

Leading researcher
Genetics and molecular biology
Latvia State Institute of Fruit-Growing
E-mail: gunars.lacis@lvai.lv
Page: http://www.lvai.lv/Darbinieki/Gunars_Lacis.html

Fields of interest:

Fruit crop genetics, molecular markers, disease resistance, genetic resources

Recent publications:

Lācis G., Kota-Dombrovska I., 2014. Assessment of genetic diversity of Latvian sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) germplasm using molecular markers. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 101(3), 333–340. DOI 10.13080/z-a.2014.101.043

Samsone I., Moročko-Bičevska I., Sokolova O., Lācis G. 2014. Resistance of strawberry to root rot and petiole blight caused by Gnomonia fragariae. Acta Horticulturae, 1049, 661-668.

Lācis G., 2013. Characterisation of Latvian fruit crop genetic resources by application of molecular genetics methods. Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Section B: Natural, Exact and Applied Sciences, 67(2), 84–93.

Kota-Dombrovska I., Lācis G., 2013. Evaluation of self-incompatibility locus diversity of domestic plum (Prunus domestica L.) using DNA-based S-genotyping. Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Section B: Natural, Exact and Applied Sciences, 67(2), 109–115.

Antonius K., S. Karhu, H. Kaldmäe, G. Lacis, R. Rugenius, D. Baniulis, A. Sasnauskas, E. Schulte, A. Kuras, M. Korbin, Å. Gunnarsson, G. Werlemark, D. Ryliskis, T. Todam-Andersen, L. Kokk, K. Järve, 2012. Development of the Northern European Ribes core collection based on a microsatellite (SSR) marker diversity analysis. Plant genetic resources: characterization and utilization, 10(1), 70-73.

Rancane R., Lace B., Lacis G., 2012. Distribution and development of European pear rust in Latvia and relationship between severity and yield. IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, 84, 39-45.

Lacis G., Kota I., Ikase L., Rungis D. 2011. Molecular characterization of the Latvian apple (Malus) genetic resource collection based on SSR markers and scab resistance gene Vf analysis. Plant genetic resources: characterization and utilization 9(2), 189-192.

Lācis G., Rashal I., Trajkovski V., 2011. Implementation of a limited set of SSR markers for screening of genetic variability in Latvian and Swedish sour cherry (Prunus cerasus L.) genetic resources collections. Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Section B: Natural, Exact and Applied Sciences, 65(1/2), 21–28. DOI: 10.2478/v10046-011-0014-4

Lacis G., Trajkovski V., Rashal I. 2010. Phenotypical variability and genetic diversity within accessions of the Swedish sour cherry (Prunus cerasus L.) genetic resources collection. Biologija 56(1/4), 1-8.