Location: Vegetable Crops Research Unit
2012 Annual Report
b. Molecular mapping of downy mildew resistance: Multiple mapped populations will be developed and phenotypic data of downy mildew resistance will be collected. Genomic DNAs of segregation populations and parental lines will be used for molecular marker analysis to identify markers for downy mildew resistance major QTL.
c. The outreach program will enhance communication with various segments of the industry, and educate the public on the need for sound scientific practices to resolve biological problems. The outreach target groups will include the cucumber growers, the private seed companies, cucumber scientific community, the youth, and the general public.
This research relates to Objective 1, Determine the genetic basis of and initiate selection for carrot, onion, cucumber, and melon quality attributes influencing human nutrition and health, disease resistances, and yield and quality components, and stress tolerance in cucurbits, and perform field performance and quality trials; Objective 2, Utilize current biotechnology to discover and evaluate genetic variation and to map agriculturally important traits in Allium, Cucurbit, and Daucus germplasm, and to develop genetic and breeding stocks.