|HADISH, JOHN - Washington State University|
|FICKLIN, STEPHEN - Washington State University|
|WAFULA, ERIC - Pennsylvania State University|
|DEPAMPHILIS, CLAUDE - Pennsylvania State University|
Submitted to: Genomics of the Rosaceae
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/18/2020
Publication Date: 12/14/2020
Citation: Honaas, L.A., Hargarten, H.L., Hadish, J., Ficklin, S., Wafula, E., Mattheis, J.P., Rudell Jr, D.R., dePamphilis, C. 2020. Genomics approaches for postharvest enhancement of Rosaceous tree fruit [abstract]. Genomics of the Rosaceae. p. 8.
Technical Abstract: Functional genomics is an emerging technological frontier in Rosaceous fruit production systems. For pome fruits, exploring how gene expression shifts in response to postharvest 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. We can extend this approach to exploring gene activity while fruit is on the tree, through harvest, as well as into the often protracted storage period to help us understand postharvest fruit physiology. Furthermore, with a greater understanding of physiological responses to the postharvest environment, we can optimize current technology and even explore new approaches to mainting fruit quality in the postharvest period.