While genetic information is becoming inexpensive, measuring attributes of interest such as disease resistance or cluster architecture has been a laborious, manual process. VitisGen researchers are developing methods of more rapidly and objectively screening ‘mapping populations’. Their goal: to streamline the process of associating plant traits with genetic markers.
Panelists from the VitisGen2 Breeding and Local Phenotyping Team:
Lance Cadle-Davidson, VitisGen2 Project Co-Leader and USDA Research Plant Pathologist
Matthew Clark, Assistant Professor at University of Minnesota
Rachel Naegele, USDA Research Horticulturist
Anna Underhill, MSc student at University of Minnesota