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Research Project: Genomic regions and genetic constellations associated with agronomic traits, fruit quality and disease resistance in the American cranberry

Location: Genetic Improvement for Fruits & Vegetables Laboratory

Project Number: 8042-21000-276-07-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Oct 1, 2013
End Date: Feb 28, 2018

The identification of specific loci, their alleles, as well as the inter- and intra-locus constitutions in cranberry that confer agronomic elite phenotypes.

This is a multi-disciplinary project involving three Co-Principal Investigators, Rutgers University, USDA ARS BA BARC Genetic Improvement of Fruit and Vegetables Laboratory and USDA ARS MWA Vegetable Crops Research Unit. A next-generation sequencing approach will be used to genotype a cranberry germplasm collection and to combine those data with phenotypic data for association mapping. ARS' involvement is to co-supervise a Rutgers University postdoc to process and analyze data for association mapping and assistants for processing of materials, phenotyping, data entry, and other tasks as needed.