Location: Vegetable Crops Research
Project Number: 5090-21000-069-058-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jan 15, 2021
End Date: Jan 14, 2025
There are two objectives in this project: QTL mapping and transcriptome profiling of fruit flavor-contributing volatile compounds in cucumber.
1. Genetic basis of variation of flavor Develop mapping populations (F2:3) from crosses between high x low cucumber lines Approaches: 1.1 Conduct QTL mapping to identify QTL associated with high concentration of flavor enhancing phytochemicals. We will use genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS)and phenotypic data will be collected. 1.2 Conduct genome-wide association in natural populations to identify significant associated QTL with flavor enhancing phytochemicals 1.3. Identify biochemical pathways associated with target phytochemicals through transcriptome profiling (RNA-Seq).