Location: Vegetable Crops Research Unit
2013 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.
We attended a number of stakeholders’ meetings or professional meetings, gave presentations and organized workshops aiming to enhance communication with various segments of the industry and to educate the public on the need for sound scientific practices to resolve biological problems.
This work relates to objective 1 by determining the genetic basic of disease resistance and cucurbits and objective 2 by utilizing current biotechnology to discover and evaluate genetic variation and to map agriculturally important traits in cucurbits.