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2005 Timothy J. Close and Mikeal L. Roose ( EST Libraries)

EST Libraries and Bioinformatics for California Citrus

This project provides foundational information in the area of “Genomics”. The information is about the genes, proteins and metabolic pathways of citrus. This information facilitates other research and practical applications. Research applications include identification of genes that underlay pathogen resistance and development of transgenic strategies to investigate gene-trait relationships and develop new varieties. Practical applications include genetic markers for breeding and variety identification, and new methods to measure fruit quality.