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Research Project: Developmental Genomics and Metabolomics Influencing Temperate Tree Fruit Quality

Location: Physiology and Pathology of Tree Fruits Research

Title: Cross cultivar RNA-seq: challenges and perspectives

item Honaas, Loren
item WAFULA, ERIC - Pennsylvania State University
item SIMENC, MATT - California State University
item DER, JOSHUA - California State University
item Hargarten, Heidi
item HADISH, JOHN - Washington State University
item DEPAMPHILIS, CLAUDE - Pennsylvania State University
item 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.

Interpretive Summary:

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.