WSU horticulture researchers work with scientists nationally to uncover secrets of the Rosaceae genome family, including roses, apples, almonds, cherries, pears, raspberries, strawberries.
PULLMAN – Scientists at WSU and the University of Washington are spearheading a public, international effort to map and unlock the secrets of the apple genome to develop better tree fruit faster.
“The Washington apple is an icon of quality around the globe,” said Dan Bernardo, dean of the WSU College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences. “This is a natural home for the advanced science necessary to map the tree fruit genome and actively study how it functions.”
WSU’s Agricultural Research Center is providing seed money for the project as … » More …