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Research Project: VitisGen2: Application of Next Generation Technologies to Accelerate Cultivar Development

Location: Crop Diseases, Pests and Genetics Research

Project Number: 2034-21220-007-09-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Oct 1, 2017
End Date: Aug 31, 2019

Objective:
Technological innovation: Combine genome-driven strategies with phenotype innovation for genetic characterization of high-priority traits. Knowledge application: Apply the advances of VitisGen in breeding strategies and execution.

Approach:
Maintain and locally phenotype 4 core mapping families at ARS-Parlier. Provide tissue and phenotype data to the phenotyping and genotyping centers for the genetic mapping of high-priority traits. Develop, optimize, and validate novel approaches for phenotyping high priority traits related to table grape or raisin quality for genetic mapping. Travel once per year to the annual project meeting, to update colleagues on progress and make plans for upcoming research.