Location: National Clonal Germplasm Repository
Project Number: 2072-21000-059-002-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Oct 1, 2019
End Date: Aug 31, 2023
1- Establish genomic resources to enable effective association mapping studies in blueberry and cranberry; 2- Deliver molecular resources to improve blueberry and cranberry fruit quality traits; 3- Engage U.S. blueberry and cranberry breeders and stakeholder groups to transfer these new genomic tools
A high throughput genotyping platform will be developed for blueberry and cranberry that can enable genome wide association studies and will be used to genotype all the blueberry (Northern and Southern highbush) and cranberry individuals included in the proposal. DNA tests will be developed for loci responsible for traits of economic importance in blueberry and cranberry will be used to validate these markers. Genotypic data for blueberry and cranberry will be shared with co-PIs to conduct genome wide association studies.