AG2PI Field Day #9 - July 21, 2021

Two Case Studies in G2P: Breeding Challenges in Fruiting Trees

July 21, 2021 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (US Central Time)
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July 21, 2021
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
(US Central Time)


In two case studies, we’ll explore the affects of environmental adapation on phenotypes.


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How to rapidly generate novel traits in a single or related species across different ecological adaptations? Using two case studies, one in fruit trees and one in a berry crop, this field day will explore differences that emerge in controlled versus natural environments and between commercial and wild varieties.

Mutation breeding in pears has enabled the generation of putative aneuploids, which are expected to segregate for various traits. Crosses between wild and cultivated Vaccinium spp. have been achieved. Both populations are being advanced using processes based in greenhouses. Discusson will focus on how genomics are being used to characterize the populations and phenomics to make desirable selections.

About Speaker

Dr. Amit Dhingra
Professor, Department of Horticulture
Washington State University

Amit Dhingra is a professor of genomics and biotechnology. His group utilizes greenhouse-based approaches to enable breeding of perennial horticulture crops at Washington State University.