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New Technology for Next-gen DNA Sequencing Validated by the VitisGen2 Project

A new technology called rhAmpSeq™ is allowing grape geneticists and breeders to rapidly find and validate 2000 markers in diverse grape varieties and species.  These ‘core genome markers’ provide a new set of mileposts that were used during a pilot … Continue reading

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Upcoming VitisGen webinar on computer vision

The VitisGen2 team is excited to announce that our 2019 webinar series will be kicking off next month! Our first webinar will be with panelist Dani Martinez, talking about “Advanced computer vision techniques: New technologies to streamline grape breeding”. This … Continue reading

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Staff spotlight on Janet van Zoeren

Janet van Zoeren joined the VitisGen2 extension and outreach team a few months ago, when she started as viticulture extension support specialist at Cornell University. Her role with the project involves updating the website, writing articles about project developments and publications, … Continue reading

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“The Phenotyping Bottleneck” – new Wines and Vines article

A new article by Tim Martinson and Lance Cadle-Davidson was published in the December issue of Wines and Vines. The full pdf of the article is available at “The Phenotyping Bottleneck: How grape breeders link desired traits to DNA markers“.  

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Staff spotlight on Surya Sapkota

Surya Sapkota, post-doctoral researcher at Cornell University and long-time member of the VitisGen projects, works with preparing, inoculating, and processing grape leaf tissue samples for powdery mildew resistance assessments. We asked him some questions about his background (he learned about growing … Continue reading

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