Program manager for the north Swedish tree breed- ing programs at Skogforsk, including operational breeding and supportive research of mainly Nor- way spruce, Scots pine, lodgepole pine, and birch. Adjunct professor at UPSC with main objective to facilitate knowledge exchange between operational tree breeding and genomic research. Aims are to adopt new techniques into tree breeding as they
are progressing, and to bring research issues to the University that has relevance from tree breeding and operational forestry. An important issue is supply of genetic values (Breeding values) from spruce breed- ing populations and material with known pedigree to support the spruce genome sequencing research at UPSC. Also teaching and supervising PhD students are prioritized.
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One major concern in tree breeding is to prepare for climatic change, including long term breeding strategies as well as cur- rent deployment strategies for reforestation material. Breeding populations with new climatic adaptation pro les are assembled by selecting trees that perform well at particularly warm (or cold) localities in a certain photoperiod (latitude). In addition, generalist trees with low genotype-by-environment interaction and trees with high pest and disease resistance are favoured along with traditional selection criteria (vitality, growth, stem and wood quality). For immediate action a dynamic deployment strategy is developed, based on response functions to match current reforestation material with future growth environments at a given site.

Selected on-going research projects connected to UPSC and TC4F (Trees and Crops for Future):
  • - Spruce phenology in changing climate.
  • Co-workers: J Westin Skogforsk, Helena Gålnander Bergvik Skog AB (PhD student), A M Jönsson Univ. of Lund, E Ögren UPSC.
  • - Meta-analyses of N. spruce population reaction norms. Co-workers: M Berlin and J Westin Skogforsk, Helena Gålnander Bergvik Skog AB (PhD student),
  • L Bärring SMHI, H Wu UPSC.
  • - Somatic embryogenesis (SE) in breeding
  • (2 projects). Co-workers: S Arnold SLU, U Egertsdotter STT, K-A Högberg and J Westin Skogforsk.
  • - Establishing/managing mapping populations for association studies (4 projects). Co-workers: S Jansson UPSC, Bo Karlsson and Gunnar Jansson Skogforsk.
  • - Preservation of the Swedish spruce breeding population. Co-workers: M Lascoux UU, P Ingvarsson UPSC, S Abrahamsson, J Westin, B Karlsson, G Jansson Skogforsk.
  • - Relatedness, genetic variation and inbreeding in natural and managed populations. Co-workers: R Garcia-Gil UPSC, L Östlund SLU and T Mullin Skogforsk.
  • - Quantitative Genetic Survey of Scots Pine and lodgepole pine (2 projects). Co-workers: H Wu and A Fries UPSC, J Kroon and T Persson Skogforsk.
  • - Pollen contamination in tented seed orchards. Co-workers: X-R Wang and T Funda UPSC, U Wenn- ström and C Almqvist Skogforsk.
  • - Pine phenology in maritime and continental climate. Co-workers: A Federkov Russian Academy of Science,T Persson and T Mullin Skogforsk.
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Publications list

  1. The Norway spruce genome sequence and conifer genome evolution
    Nature 2013; 497(7451):579-584
  2. Abrahamsson S, Nilsson JE, Wu H, García-Gil MR, Andersson B
    Inheritance of height growth and autumn cold hardiness based on two generations of full-sib and half-sib families of Pinus sylvestris
    Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research: Available online: 14 Feb 2012
  3. Torimaru T, Wang X-R, Fries A, Andersson B, Lindgren D
    Evaluation of pollen contamination in an advanced Scots pine seed orchard in Sweden
    Silvae Genetica: 2009 58:262-269
  4. Shutova T, Kenneweg H, Buchta J, Nikitina J, Terentyev V, Chernyshov S, Andersson B, Allakhverdiev SI, Klimov VV, Dau H, Junge W, Samuelsson G
    The photosystem II-associated Cah3 in Chlamydomonas enhances the O2 evolution rate by proton removal
    The EMBO Journal: 2008 27:782-791
  5. Lundin B, Thuswaldner S, Shutova T, Eshaghi S, Samuelsson G, Barber J, Andersson B, Spetea C
    Subsequent events to GTP binding by the plant PsbO protein: Structural changes, GTP hydrolysis and dissociation from the photosystem II complex.
    Biochimica et Biophysica Acta: 2007 1767:500-508
  6. Shutova T, Klimov VV, Andersson B, Samuelsson G
    A cluster of carboxylic groups in PsbO protein is involved in proton transfer from the water oxidizing complex of Photosystem II
    Biochimica et Biophysica Acta: 2007 1767:434-440
  7. Shutova T, Nikitina J, Deikus G, Andersson B, Klimov V, Samuelsson G
    Structural dynamics of the manganese-stabilizing protein - Effect of pH, calcium, and manganese
    Biochemistry: 2005 44:15182-15192
  8. Carlberg I, Hansson M, Kieselbach T, Schroder WP, Andersson B, Vener AV
    A novel plant protein undergoing light-induced phosphorylation and release from the photosynthetic thylakoid membranes
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A: 2003 100:757-762
  9. Noren H, Svensson P, Stegmark R, Funk C, Adamska I, Andersson B
    Expression of the early light-induced protein but not the PsbS protein is influenced by low temperature and depends on the developmental stage of the plant in field-grown pea cultivars
    Plant Cell and Environment: 2003 26:245-253
  10. Yin TM, Wang XR, Andersson B, Kohler EL
    Nearly complete genetic maps of Pinus sylvestris L. (Scots pine) constructed by AFLP marker analysis in a full-sib family
    Theor Appl Genet: 2003 106:1075-1083
  11. Andersson B, Elfving B, Ericsson T, Persson T, Gregorsson B
    Performance of improved Pinus sylvestris in northern Sweden
    Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research: 2003 18:199-206
  12. Lerceteau E, Szmidt AE, Andersson B
    Detection of quantitative trait loci in Pinus sylvestris L. across years
    Euphytica: 2001 121:117-122
  13. Lerceteau E, Plomion C, Andersson B
    AFLP mapping and detection of quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for economically important traits in Pinus sylvestris: a preliminary study
    Molecular Breeding: 2000 6:451-458
  14. Andersson EW, Rodriguez LS, Andersson B
    Group coancestry-controlled selection in a Pinus sylvestris L. breeding program
    Theoretical and Applied Genetics: 1999 99:73-80
  15. Kieselbach T, Hagman A, Andersson B, Schroder WP
    The thylakoid lumen of chloroplasts - Isolation and characterization
    Journal of Biological Chemistry: 1998 273:6710-6716
  16. Lindahl M, Funk C, Webster J, Bingsmark S, Adamska I, Andersson B
    Expression of ELIPs and PS II-S protein in spinach during acclimative reduction of the Photosystem II antenna in response to increased tight intensities
    Photosynthesis Research: 1997 54:227-236
  17. Hagman A, Shi LX, Rintamaki E, Andersson B, Schroder WP
    The nuclear-encoded PsbW protein subunit of photosystem II undergoes light-induced proteolysis
    Biochemistry: 1997 36:12666-12671
  18. Adamska I, Funk C, Renger G, Andersson B
    Developmental regulation of the PsbS gene expression in spinach seedlings: the role of phytochrome
    Plant Mol Biol: 1996 31:793-802
  19. Funk C, Adamska I, Green BR, Andersson B, Renger G
    The Nuclear-Encoded Chlorophyll-Binding Photosystem-Ii-S Protein Is Stable in the Absence of Pigments
    Journal of Biological Chemistry: 1995 270:30141-30147
  20. Funk C, Schroder WP, Napiwotzki A, Tjus SE, Renger G, Andersson B
    The Psii-S Protein of Higher-Plants - a New-Type of Pigment-Binding Protein
    Biochemistry: 1995 34:11133-11141
  21. Funk C, Schroder WP, Green BR, Renger G, Andersson B
    The Intrinsic 22 Kda Protein Is a Chlorophyll-Binding Subunit of Photosystem-Ii
    Febs Letters: 1994 342:261-266
  22. Vermaas WFJ, Styring S, Schroder WP, Andersson B
    Photosynthetic Water Oxidation - the Protein Framework
    Photosynthesis Research: 1993 38:249-263
  23. Ottander C, Hundal T, Andersson B, Huner NPA, Oquist G
    Photosystem-Ii Reaction Centers Stay Intact During Low-Temperature Photoinhibition
    Photosynthesis Research: 1993 35:191-200
  24. Jansson S, Virgin I, Gustafsson P, Andersson B, Oquist G
    Light-Induced-Changes of Photosystem-Ii Activity in Dark-Grown Scots Pine-Seedlings
    Physiologia Plantarum: 1992 84:6-12