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The VitisGen and VitisGen2 projects represent major investments in understanding grapevine genetics – and particularly in identifying markers associated with desirable traits for use in ‘marker-assisted selection’. DNA markers identified by geneticists and breeders are now incorporated into several selections and mapping … Continue reading
We recently mentioned that VitisGen2 has a new project manager, Ugo Ikeogu. We’re very excited to have him on board! We’ve asked him a few questions about his background, extensive experience with genetics and phenotyping, what he’s looking forward to … Continue reading
Our new “Research In Plain English” article is now available: “New resistance genes mapped for an important foliar insect pest of some hybrid grape cultivars” The VitisGen2 team members at the University of Minnesota have been studying the genetic underpinnings … Continue reading
‘Practice makes perfect’ is undeniably cliché, but its truth is evident to everyone who has ever tried to learn a new skill. Whether it’s hitting baseballs, pushing piano keys, or pipetting off supernatant, this inevitable cycle of trial and error … Continue reading
Mélanie is a postdoctoral associate in Dario Cantu’s lab in the Department of Viticulture and Enology at the University of California in Davis. She is in charge of the genome-wide transcriptional analyses of the breeding populations for powdery mildew resistance … Continue reading
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“.