Location: Vegetable Crops Research
Project Number: 5090-21220-003-02-S
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Aug 24, 2010
End Date: Aug 23, 2014
Novel phenotypic variation will be identified and genetically characterized and mapped on the cranberry genome. A comprehensive molecular marker system for cranberry will be developed using available 454 sequence data and genotyping by sequence technology.
Microsatellite (=2400) loci will be mined and primers will be tested using the parentals for several available mapping populations. A set of 500 microsatellite loci will be used for linkage map development using 179 individuals mapping population from the New Jersey. The map will incorporate trait information regarding yield and quality characteristics and field fruit-rot resistance. The SSR cranberry linkage map will be enhanced with SNP markers derived from genotyping-by-sequencing.