Sequencing for a Better Sauvignon Blanc? | GenomeWeb

Investigators at the Agricultural Research Service, a division of the US Department of Agriculture, have developed a novel assay to interrogate 9,000 SNPs in representative portions of the genomes of several grape varieties. Their work aims to enhance the presence of certain traits, such as fruit quality, environmental adaptation, and pest and disease resistance, all the while reducing the amount of time it takes to breed better grape varieties.

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