Our new “Research In Plain English” article is now available: “A new locus associated with downy mildew resistance is found by creating a more accurate genetic linkage map”
Our VitisGen2 teams are doing a lot of great work learning about the genetic underpinnings on downy mildew resistance in native American grape species. You can read about some of the work coming out of Dr. Hwang’s lab at the University of Missouri in our RIPE summary of their recent publication:
Construction of a high-density linkage map and QTL detection of downy mildew resistance in Vitis aestivalis-derived ‘Norton’. Authors: Surya Sapkota, Li-Ling Chen, Shanshan Yang, Katie E. Hyma, Lance Cadle-Davidson and Chin-Feng Hwang. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 132, pages 137-147.