Location: Appalachian Fruit Research Laboratory
Project Number: 8080-21000-021-00
Start Date: Mar 18, 2010
End Date: Sep 30, 2011
The 'HoneySweet' plum genome will be sequenced. Assembly will be performed using the finished peach genome as a template. Transgene insertion events will be identified via BLAST. Existing Prunus reference markers will be tested on 'HoneySweet' to refine the assembled physical map and determine the chromosome locations of transgene insertion events. Fruit compositional studies will be conducted and compared with control non-genetically engineered plums.