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The genus Vaccinium contains a wide diversity of culturally and economically important berry crop species, including blueberry and cranberry. Consumer demand and scientific research in both have increased globally over the crops’ relatively short…
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Blueberries have seen a rapid increase in consumer demand and production over the past 15 years. The North American blueberry industry and consumers are more selective of their fruit choice, with an increased focus on quality. Multiple studies in…
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In our Student Spotlight Series, we want to introduce you to the students who help make VacCAP possible through their passion and hard work. In this segment, get to know Xueying Ma, a PhD student at Washington State University with advisor Dr. R. Karina…
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In our Breeder Spotlight Series, we interview blueberry and cranberry breeders to learn more about their roles, challenges in their breeding programs, and have them highlight some of their favorite new cultivars. In this spotlight, we spoke to Jim…
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On July 20, 2022, Oregon State University hosted their Blueberry Field Day. The event was an opportunity for the community to learn about current blueberry research at OSU, as well as try the latest fruit selections from the USDA/OSU cooperative breeding…
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Welcome to VacCAP for All, a series that brings you VacCAP research summarized into accessible, everyday language. This issue’s write-up is courtesy of Dr. David Chagné, Co-PI and Science Group Leader of Molecular & Digital Breeding at Plant &…
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Dr. Claire Luby is the newest Co-PD to join the VacCAP team. She is a Plants Research Geneticist at the USDA-ARS Horticultural Crops Research Unit in Corvallis, Oregon, USA, where the lab focuses on blueberry breeding and genetics. We spoke with Luby…
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In our Breeder Spotlight Series, we interview blueberry and cranberry breeders to learn more about their roles, challenges in their breeding programs, and have them highlight some of their favorite new cultivars. In this spotlight, we spoke to Ed…
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In our Student Spotlight Series, we want to introduce you to the students who help make VacCAP possible through their passion and hard work. In this segment, get to know Heeduk Oh, a PhD student at North Carolina State University with advisors Dr.…
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Cranberry synteny. Comparison of the LGs of the F1#10 and W85-23 parental maps. Linkage groups are numbered according to the homologous LGs in the Schlautman et al. 2015a) cranberry map, and links are drawn between common markers in each of the blueberry…