Location: Appalachian Fruit Research Laboratory
Project Number: 8080-21000-023-01
Start Date: Aug 01, 2009
End Date: Jul 31, 2014
The 'HoneySweet' genome will be sequenced. Assembly will be performed using the peach genome as a template. Transgene insertion events will be identified via BLAST. Existing Prunus reference markers will be tested on 'HoneySweet' to refine the assembled physical map and determine the chromosome locations of transgene insertion events. Fruit compositional studies will be conducted and compared with controlled non-genetically engineered plums. Fruit of 'HoneySweet' and a number of non-GE controlled varieties will be collected in multiple years in a design suitable for statistical analyses of composition. Samples will be analyzed by a certified lab. Meetings between the U.S. and foreign collaborators will be for the purpose of sharing data and for the planning of regulatory package submissions, which will be supported through this agreement.