Location: Crop Improvement and Protection ResearchTitle: Lettuce breeding and genetics. Resistance to diseases, improved quality, molecular markers
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/12/2018
Publication Date: 12/12/2018
Citation: Simko, I. 2018. Lettuce breeding and genetics. Resistance to diseases, improved quality, molecular markers. Plant Breeding Retreat, December 17-18, 2018, Monterey, CA.
Technical Abstract: Lettuce breeding program at the USDA-ARS in Salinas, CA focuses on development of breeding lines with improved resistance to biotic and abiotic factors and crop quality. This presentation provides overview of the program centered on resistance to downy mildew, lettuce drop, Verticillium wilt, bacterial leaf spot, tospoviruses, post-harvest quality, premature bolting, tipburn, automated phenotyping, development of molecular markers, analysis of leaf microbiome, survival of human enteric pathogens on lettuce, and genome-wide association studies.