Research in Plain English

“Research in Plain English” articles provide brief, non-technical summaries of journal articles relating to VitisGen2 accomplishments.


A new locus associated with downy mildew resistance is found by creating a more accurate genetic linkage map

Author holds a bag of Norton grapesTitle: 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. DOI: 10.1007/s00122-018-3203-6.

Looking for durable downy mildew resistance in grapes.

A "computer vision" output of a leaf disk with contrasting downy mildew spores.Title: Single and multiple phenotype QTL analyses of downy mildew resistance in interspecific grapevines
Authors: Konstantin Divilov, Paola Barba, Lance Cadle-Davidson and Bruce Reisch
Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 131 (5), pages 1133-1143. DOI: 10.1007/s00122-018-3065-y. May 2018.