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Department of Horticulture and Crop Science


HCS Seminar Series

Mar 28, 2014, 11:30am - 12:25pm

HCS Seminar Series

Title: Insights and applications of genome-wide SNPs in potato

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Michigan State University
Dr. Douches is the Director of the Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology Graduate Program at MSU.  He is the 2014 William Beal Outstanding Faculty Award recipient and lead PI of the USDA/NIFA Solanaceae Coordinated Agricultural Project (SolCAP).

His research has spanned genome-wide prediction of antimicrobial peptides, identification of candidate genes for self-compatibility, TALEN-mediated genome editing, comparisons of GMO and traditional breeding for late-blight resistance, and genetic mapping of economically important traits. His program has released more than 20 potato varieties, including  "Jacqueline Lee" and "Purple Haze", table varieties known for their excellent taste and disease resistance. 

March 28, 2014
11:30 AM - 12:25 PM 
244 Kottman Hall (Columbus) 
video-linked to 
121 Fisher Auditorium (Wooster)