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Theme ‘Market Developments’

Making salads more exciting!
M. Hale

Challenging new concepts and strategies for organic plant breeding and propagation
E.T. Lammerts van Bueren

Theme ‘Resistance Breeding’

Host and non-host resistance against Phytophthora infestans, the causal organism of late blight of potatoes and tomatoes
L.J. Turkensteen and W.G. Flier

Breeding for resistance to diseases in lettuce: successes and challenges
E.J. Ryder, R.C. Grube, K.V. Subbarao and S.T. Koike

Progress towards QTL mapping of pest and disease resistance in lettuce
P. Hand, N. Kift, S. McClement, J.R. Lynn, R.Grube, J. Schut, A.J.M van der Arend and D.A. Pink

Breeding for resistance to new and emerging lettuce diseases in California
R.C. Grube, E.J. Ryder, S.T. Koike, J.D. McCreight, and W. Wintermantel

Screening and breeding for resistance to leafminer (Liriomyza langei) in lettuce and spinach
Beiquan Mou and E.J. Ryder

Update on downy mildew and white rust on spinach in the United States
J.C. Correll, B.M. Irish, S.T. Koike, J. Schafer and T.E. Morelock

Cellular mechanisms involved in the expression of specificity in Lactuca spp.-Bremia lactucae interactions
A. Lebeda and M. Sedlarova

Lactuca virosa, a source of disease resistance genes for lettuce breeding: results and difficulties for gene introgression
B. Maisonneuve

Future perspectives of Backcross Inbred Lines for exploitation of wild germplasm: a case study on Lactuca saligna as a donor for quantitative resistance to lettuce downy mildew
M.J.W. Jeuken and P. Lindhout

The possibility of Nasonovia ribisnigri resistance breaking biotype development due to plant host resistance: a literature study
A.J.M. van der Arend

Theme ‘Genetic Resources and Diversity’

Breeding and cultivar identification of Cichorium intybus L. var. foliosum Hegi
M. de Proft, N. van Stallen and N. Veerle

Genetic diversity in lamb's lettuce (Valerianella locusta L.) determined by AFLP markers
J. Muminovic, A.E. Melchinger and Th. Lübberstedt

Molecular characterisation of a lettuce germplasm collection
Th.J.L. van Hintum

Relationships among radicchio (Cichorium intybus L.) types grown in Veneto and diversity between local varieties and selected lines as assessed by molecular markers
G. Barcaccia, M. Lucchin, R. Lazzarin and P. Parrini

An EU project on gene flow analysis between crop and wild forms of lettuce and chicory in the context of GMO biosafety: first results in lettuce
C. van de Wiel, C.G. van der Linden, J. den Nijs, A. Flavell, N. Syed, R. Jorgensen, F. Felber, I. Scotti, J. Rouppe van der Voort and J.D. Peleman

Theme ‘Biotechnology’

Marker-assisted introgression: speed at any cost?
P. Stam

The challenges in Marker Assisted Breeding
J.D. Peleman and J. Rouppe van der Voort

ESTs and candidate gene approaches in the Compositae Genome Project
R.W. Michelmore, A. Kozik, M.J. Truco, M. Matviencho, O. Ochoa, M. van Damme, D. Lavelle, Hong Lin, B. Pande, L. McHale, P. Sudarshana, J. Argyris, P. Ellison, K. Bradford, L. Jackson and R. Kesseli

Chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) expressing the Lol1 protein exhibits inhibition of ice recrystallisation
F.M.K. Williams, M.R. Davey, J.B. Power and C. Sidebottom

Molecular characterization of mo1, a recessive gene associated with Lettuce mosaic potyvirus resistance in lettuce
V. Nicaise, S. German-Retana, R. Sanjuán, M.-P. Dubrana, M. Mazier, B. Maisonneuve, T. Candresse, C. Caranta and O. le Gall