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Research Project: Applying Advanced Phenotypic and Genomic tools to Improve Flavor, Nutrition, and Production Traits in Carrot (California)

Location: Vegetable Crops Research

Project Number: 5090-21000-073-086-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 15, 2022
End Date: Aug 14, 2026

Obj. 1 - Develop cost-effective genomic tools to advance breeding populations and integrate loci related to economically significant traits identified by stakeholders. Obj. 2 – Using multi-parental and bi-parental populations to map location(s) of genes underlying economically important traits using an optimized genomic-assisted strategies from Obj 1.

1. Identify single nucleotide polymorphisms and structural variants representative of genetic diversity in diverse germplasm and elite breeding lines; 2 – Conduct field trialing of genetic mapping populations created from crosses with elite breeding lines and landraces for economically important traits with complex genetic inheritance including resistance to root knot nematode.