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

Location: Physiology and Pathology of Tree Fruits Research

Title: Functional genomics of postharvest physiology in pome fruits

item Honaas, Loren
item Hargarten, Heidi
item HADISH, JOHN - Washington State University
item FICKLIN, STEPHEN - Washington State University
item WAFULA, ERIC - Pennsylvania State University
item Mattheis, James
item Rudell, David
item DEPAMPHILIS, CLAUDE - Pennsylvania State University

Submitted to: Annual International Plant & Animal Genome Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/10/2020
Publication Date: 1/11/2020
Citation: Honaas, L.A., Hargarten, H.L., Hadish, J., Ficklin, S., Wafula, E., Mattheis, J.P., Rudell Jr, D.R., Depamphilis, C. 2020. Functional genomics of postharvest physiology in pome fruits. Annual International Plant & Animal Genome Conference. W467.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Functional genomics is an emerging technological frontier in pome fruit production systems. This is driven in part by the increasing accessibility of genomics resources for specialty crops, which include genomes and transcriptomes. How pome fruit respond in the postharvest period to storage conditions, and how the at-harvest state of the fruit dictates those responses, is of particular interest for the development of risk assessment tools. Using functional genomics to understand gene activity while fruit is on the tree, through harvest, and into the often protracted storage period will help us understand postharvest fruit physiology and may reveal signatures that can be used as biomarkers. Furthermore, with a greater understanding of physiological responses to the postharvest environment, we can optimize current technology and even explore new approaches to storing pome fruit.