Date: Saturday, January 14, 2012
Time: 1:50 PM
Time: 1:50 PM
Room: Pacific Salon 1
CITRUSEQ/CITRUSGENN is a public-private consortium comprised of nine mayor institutions ANECOOP, ICCSA, Centro Principe Felipe, IRNASE, Fundacion RuralCaja, IVIA, GCM, SNFL-Source Citrus Genesis, and Eurosemillas, aimed to provide scientific knowledge to develop genomics and biotechnological tools to facilitate the generation and selection of new lines and varieties of citrus. Activities in this initiative are centered in the sequencing of citrus varieties and rootstocks and the identification of genes, markers and alleles related to citrus fruit quality, production and tolerance to environmental adverse conditions. This goal is supported by complementary strategies including the translational identification of genes of potential agricultural interest. Further developments will involve the identification of variants of genes with agronomic interest in citrus and subsequently the technological application of this information through the use of genotyping “chips” and genotyping by sequencing platforms on segregating populations. Ongoing and new breeding programs have been included in the project to provide source material for these analyses. In this communication the efforts we are developing in several areas of citrus genomics will be revised and an overview of current progress and results will be presented.