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Research Project: Developmental Mechanisms Underlying Fleshy Fruit Diversity in Rosaceae

Location: Innovative Fruit Production, Improvement, and Protection

Project Number: 8080-21000-029-06-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Oct 1, 2015
End Date: Jul 31, 2019

Objective:
The objective for this project is to determine the molecular mechanisms that control which tissue develops into the "fruit" tissue.

Approach:
We will: 1) determine gene expression patterns in developing flower/fruit tissue layers in three different plant species (strawberry, peach, apple), 2) analyze the resulting pathways for regulation differences, 3) utilize existing transformation systems in all three crops (plum or peach), and 4) evaluate candidate genes for the roles in specifying fruit developmental patterns.