Researchers say genome map will speed berry breeding

03/25/2011 12:48:11 PM
Mike Hornick

“We’re just starting to tag genes and look for different functions,” said Vance Whitaker, a strawberry breeder and assistant professor at the University of Florida. “Then we can follow those genes through the breeding process. It won’t produce a product tomorrow, but in time it might produce a better strawberry. We’ll be doing less selection in the field and more in the laboratory.”

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