|WAFULA, ERIC - Pennsylvania State University|
|SIMENC, MATT - California State University|
|DER, JOSHUA - California State University|
|HADISH, JOHN - Washington State University|
|DEPAMPHILIS, CLAUDE - Pennsylvania State University|
|FICKLIN, STEPHEN - Washington State University|
Submitted to: American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/17/2019
Publication Date: 7/21/2019
Citation: Honaas, L.A., Wafula, E., Simenc, M., Der, J.P., Hargarten, H.L., Hadish, J., Depamphilis, C., Ficklin, S. 2019. Cross cultivar RNA-seq: challenges and perspectives. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting. Meeting Abstract.
Technical Abstract: The apple fruit marketplace is increasingly cultivar diverse. This diversity presents a number of production challenges, including identification of optimized postharvest practices. An emerging tool for postharvest apple fruit management is functional genomics. This approach can be leveraged to identify gene activity signatures that are associated with future fruit quality, which, with sufficient development can be deployed as biomarkers. However, the genetic diversity that is facilitating increased apple fruit marketplace diverisity also presents key challenges for biomarker discovery and development. We discuss these challenges (for apples and more) and offer perspectives and solutions.