Current Projects

Adapting second generation sequencing methods for cost efficient genetic marker discovery in peach.

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Functional analysis of the novel cluster of tandem-duplicated Dormancy-Associated MADS box genes discovered in peach.

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Development of a transient gene silencing system for analysis of candidate gene function in peach.

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Discovery of new genes involved in dormancy onset through the use of nondormant genotypes as biological filters for gene expression under dormancy inducing conditions.

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Genetic mapping of QTL for chilling requirement, bloom date, and heat requirement for dormancy breaking of Rosaceous species.

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