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Research Project: Developmental Mechanisms Underlying Fleshy Fruit Diversity in Rosaceae

Location: Innovative Fruit Production, Improvement, and Protection

Project Number: 8080-21000-029-22-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Oct 1, 2020
End Date: Jul 30, 2021

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

Approach:
For this project, we will take the following approach: 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) utitilize existing transformation systems in all three crops (plum or peach); and 4) evaluate candidate genes for the roles in specifying fruit developmental patterns.