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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Genomic and Field Tools for Cranberry

Location: Vegetable Crops Research Unit

Project Number: 5090-21220-003-02
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 24, 2010
End Date: Aug 23, 2014

Objective:
Novel phenotypic variation will be identified and genetically characterized and mapped on the cranberry genome. A comprehensive molecular marker system for cranberry will be developed using available 454 sequence data and genotyping by sequence technology.

Approach:
Microsatellite (=2400) loci will be mined and primers will be tested using the parentals for several available mapping populations. A set of 500 microsatellite loci will be used for linkage map development using 179 individuals mapping population from the New Jersey. The map will incorporate trait information regarding yield and quality characteristics and field fruit-rot resistance. The SSR cranberry linkage map will be enhanced with SNP markers derived from genotyping-by-sequencing.

Last Modified: 10/25/2014
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