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Tag: Plant Breeding

Cultivating better Florida mangoes – UF/IFAS scientists sequence DNA to support, grow a domestic industry

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – A team of scientists at the University of Florida have sequenced the genome of the internationally important ‘Tommy Atkins’ mango – a variety that originated from Florida and that is valued for its very long… Read More

Cracking the code on growing vanilla: DNA mystery uncovered by latest UF/IFAS research in South Florida

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – University of Florida scientists have developed a tool to unlock the genetic traits that pinpoint the vanilla variety that produces an abundance of beans, grows efficiently and sustainably, with consumer-approved taste. As part of their… Read More

EDIS Update: Development of a Model Mutagenesis System for Snapdragon

Snapdragon are one of the most popular perennials in the United States, coveted by gardeners, horticulturalists, and florists alike. When developing new varieties of snapdragon, using the “JI2” mutangenesis system offers many advantages, including operating convenience and simpler… Read More

New UF/IFAS website helps consumers understand importance of plant breeding program

Peruse the produce section of a grocery store and you can find citrus, strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes, sugarcane, corn and lettuce developed by UF/IFAS researchers. Go to a business that sells plants, and you’ll see lantanas, coleuses, caladiums and… Read More

Lessons Learned While Conducting Rootstock Field Trials

This blog is authored by:   Bill Castle,  professor emeritus, UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center Fred Gmitter, professor, UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center Jude Grosser, professor, UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center           “The… Read More