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Fred E Gouker

Research Geneticist (Plants)


Grape Genetics Reseach Unit
630 W. North St., Geneva, NY  14456
315 787 2237 (office)
Research Genetics


My research program focuses on pre-breeding, trait integration for development novel grapevine germplasm to meet the U.S. grape industry needs including rootstock, wine, table, juice, and/or raisin grapes. This work involves close collaboration with scientists in both public and private sectors to advance genetic and breeding knowledge of grapevines. My research is particularly interested in the development of a rapid-cycling breeding system to be used for the introgression of numerous identified disease resistance genes and fruit quality traits into single lines useful for further breeding and genetic improvement.


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