Thomas Källman NBIS expert

RNAseq, differential gene expression, experimental design
phone +4618-471 4290

Thomas Källman completed his PhD in Functional genomics at Uppsala University in 2009. Both during his PhD and his following post-doc he collected and analyzed population genetic and gene expression data.

Thomas has since he joined NBIS (formerly BILS) in 2014 worked with analysis of gene expression data from model organisms. 

Currently on leave.

Selected publications

Heuertz, M., De Paoli, E., Källman, T., Larsson, H., Jurman, I., Morgante, M., Lascoux, M., and Gyllenstrand, N. (2006) Multilocus patterns of nucleotide diversity, linkage disequilibrium and demographic history of Norway spruce [Picea abies (L.) Karst]. Genetics, 174, 2095–2105.

Gyllenstrand, N., Clapham, D., Källman, T., and Lagercrantz, U. (2007) A Norway spruce FLOWERING LOCUS T homolog is implicated in control of growth rhythm in conifers. Plant physiology, 144, 248–257.

Lascoux, M., Pyhäjärvi, T., Källman, T., and Savolainen, O. (2008) Past demography in forest trees: what can we learn from nuclear DNA sequences that we do not already know? Plant Ecology & Diversity, 1, 209–215.

Chen, J., Källman, T., Gyllenstrand, N., and Lascoux, M. (2009) New insights on the speciation history and nucleotide diversity of three boreal spruce species and a Tertiary relict. Heredity, 104, 3–14.

Hedman, H., Källman, T., and Lagercrantz, U. (2009) Early evolution of the MFT-like gene family in plants. Plant molecular biology, 70, 359–369.

Pálsson, S., Källman, T., Paulsen, J., and Árnason, E. (2009) An assessment of mitochondrial variation in Arctic gadoids. Polar biology, 32, 471–479.

Holm, K., Källman, T., Gyllenstrand, N., Hedman, H., and Lagercrantz, U. (2010) Does the core circadian clock in the moss Physcomitrella patens (Bryophyta) comprise a single loop? BMC plant biology, 10, 109.

Li, Y., Stocks, M., Hemmilä, S., Källman, T., Zhu, H., Zhou, Y., Chen, J., Liu, J., and Lascoux, M. (2010) Demographic histories of four spruce (Picea) species of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and neighboring areas inferred from multiple nuclear loci. Molecular biology and evolution, 27, 1001–1014.

Li, Z., Zhang, Q., Liu, J., Källman, T., and Lascoux, M. (2011) The Pleistocene demography of an alpine juniper of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau: tabula rasa, cryptic refugia or something else? Journal of Biogeography.

Karlgren, A., Gyllenstrand, N., Källman, T., Sundström, J. F., Moore, D., Lascoux, M., and Lagercrantz, U. (2011) Evolution of the PEBP gene family in plants: functional diversification in seed plant evolution. Plant physiology, 156, 1967–1977.

ST ONGE, K. A. T. E. R., KÄLLMAN, T. H. O. M. A. S., SLOTTE, T. A. N. J. A., LASCOUX, M. A. R. T. I. N., and PALMÉ, A. N. N. A. E. (2011) Contrasting demographic history and population structure in Capsella rubella and Capsella grandiflora, two closely related species with different mating systems. Molecular Ecology.

Li, Z., Zou, J., Mao, K., Lin, K., Li, H., Liu, J., Källman, T., and Lascoux, M. (2012) Population genetic evidence for complex evolutionary histories of four high altitude juniper species in the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau. Evolution, 66, 831–845.

Chen, J., Källman, T., Ma, X., Gyllenstrand, N., Zaina, G., Morgante, M., Bousquet, J., Eckert, A., Wegrzyn, J., Neale, D., and others (2012) Disentangling the roles of history and local selection in shaping clinal variation of allele frequencies and gene expression in Norway spruce (Picea abies). Genetics, 191, 865–881.

Chen, J., Uebbing, S., Gyllenstrand, N., Lagercrantz, U., Lascoux, M., and Källman, T. (2012) Sequencing of the needle transcriptome from Norway spruce (Picea abies Karst L.) reveals lower substitution rates, but similar selective constraints in gymnosperms and angiosperms. BMC genomics, 13, 1.

Karlgren, A., Gyllenstrand, N., Källman, T., and Lagercrantz, U. (2013) Conserved function of core clock proteins in the gymnosperm Norway spruce (Picea abies L. Karst). PloS one, 8, e60110.

Larsson, H., Källman, T., Gyllenstrand, N., and Lascoux, M. (2013) Distribution of long-range linkage disequilibrium and Tajima’s D values in Scandinavian populations of Norway spruce (Picea abies). G3: Genes| Genomes| Genetics, 3, 795–806.

Källman, T., Chen, J., Gyllenstrand, N., and Lagercrantz, U. (2013) A significant fraction of 21-nucleotide small RNA originates from phased degradation of resistance genes in several perennial species. Plant physiology, 162, 741–754.

Gyllenstrand, N., Karlgren, A., Clapham, D., Holm, K., Hall, A., Gould, P. D., Källman, T., and Lagercrantz, U. (2014) No time for spruce: rapid dampening of circadian rhythms in Picea abies (L. Karst). Plant and Cell Physiology, 55, 535–550.

Wang, J., Källman, T., Liu, J., Guo, Q., Wu, Y., Lin, K., and Lascoux, M. (2014) Speciation of two desert poplar species triggered by Pleistocene climatic oscillations. Heredity, 112, 156–164.

Chen, J., Tsuda, Y., Stocks, M., Källman, T., Xu, N., Kärkkäinen, K., Huotari, T., Semerikov, V. L., Vendramin, G. G., and Lascoux, M. (2014) Clinal variation at phenology-related genes in spruce: Parallel evolution in FTL2 and Gigantea? Genetics, 197, 1025–1038.

Källman, T., De Mita, S., Larsson, H., Gyllenstrand, N., Heuertz, M., Parducci, L., Suyama, Y., Lagercrantz, U., and Lascoux, M. (2014) Patterns of nucleotide diversity at photoperiod related genes in Norway spruce [Picea abies (L.) Karst.]. PloS one, 9, e95306.

Lind, M., Källman, T., Chen, J., Ma, X.-F., Bousquet, J., Morgante, M., Zaina, G., Karlsson, B., Elfstrand, M., Lascoux, M., and others (2014) A Picea abies linkage map based on SNP markers identifies QTLs for four aspects of resistance to Heterobasidion parviporum infection. PloS one, 9, e101049.

Tsuda, Y., Chen, J., Stocks, M., Källman, T., Sønstebø, J. H., Parducci, L., Semerikov, V., Sperisen, C., Politov, D., Ronkainen, T., and others (2016) The extent and meaning of hybridization and introgression between Siberian spruce (Picea obovata) and Norway spruce (Picea abies): cryptic refugia as stepping stones to the west? Molecular ecology.

Chen, J., Källman, T., Ma, X.-F., Zaina, G., Morgante, M., and Lascoux, M. (2016) Identifying Genetic Signatures of Natural Selection Using Pooled Population Sequencing in Picea abies. G3: Genes| Genomes| Genetics, g3–116.

Nemesio-Gorriz, M., Hammerbacher, A., Ihrmark, K., Källman, T., Olson, Å., Lascoux, M., Stenlid, J., Gershenzon, J., and Elfstrand, M. (2016) Different alleles of a gene encoding leucoanthocyanidin reductase (PaLAR3) influence resistance against the fungus Heterobasidion parviporum in Picea abies. Plant Physiology, 171, 2671–2681.

Brousseau, L., Postolache, D., Lascoux, M., Drouzas, A. D., Källman, T., Leonarduzzi, C., Liepelt, S., Piotti, A., Popescu, F., Roschanski, A. M., and others (2016) Local adaptation in European firs assessed through extensive sampling across altitudinal gradients in southern Europe. PLoS One, 11, e0158216.