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Jessica Waite

Research Geneticist (Plants)


"My research program will focus on pear genetics and genomics, addressing key questions in pear biology and important issues for the industry. My program will have a large focus on the impact of rootstocks on pear growth and development. I am interested in applying genetic tools to better understand dwarfing and precocity, graft compatibility and function, developing tools to enhance breeding efforts, as well as other topics related to architecture and physiology."