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Plant Genetics

Plant Genetics Unit

Research Lines:
  • Use of molecular markers for cultivar identification and marker-assisted selection for qualitative and quantitative inherited traits in vegetable crops and fruit trees.
  • Genomics of melon, strawberry and peach: construction of genetic maps, comparison of maps, construction of physical maps, fine cartography, positional cloning of genes of interest, EST sequencing and localization, sequencing of the melon genome.
  • Application of in vitro culture techniques to obtain diplohaploid lines in vegetable crops and ornamental plants.
  • Genetic transformation of rice, melon, pepper and peach. Incorporation of insect- and disease-resistance genes.
  • Genetic flow of GMO in rice and corn.
  • Genetic improvement of ornamental plants: geranium and carnation.
  • IRTAGen: genetic analysis service for quality and pedigree control of seeds and seedbeds, marker-assisted selection.

Unitat de Genètica Vegetal

Address UD4

Department of Plant Genetics
Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica (CRAG) CSIC-IRTA-UAB
Parc de Recerca UAB
Edifici CRAG, Campus UAB
Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallés)
www.cragenomica.es (CRAG)
Dr. Jordi Garcia-Mas