Mary Horner

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Breeding of fire blight resistant scions and rootstocks is a goal of several international apple breeding programs, as options are limited for management of this destructive disease caused by the bacterial pathogen Erwinia amylovora. A broad, large-effect quantitative trait locus (QTL) for fire blight resistance has been reported on linkage group 3 of Malus(More)
A virus identified as “apple green crinkle associated virus” (AGCaV) was isolated from Aurora Golden Gala apple showing severe symptoms of green crinkle disease. Evidence was obtained of a potential causal relationship to the disease. The viral genome consists of 9266 nucleotides, excluding the poly(A) tail at the 3’-terminus. It has a genome organization(More)
Fire blight, caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora (Burrill) Winslow et al., is one of the most serious diseases of pear. The development of pear cultivars with a durable resistance is extremely important for effective control of fire blight and is a key objective of most pear breeding programs throughout the world. We phenotyped seedlings from the(More)
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