Terrence J. Frett

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Blush is an important trait for marketing peaches. The red skin pigmentation develops through the flavonoid and anthocyanin pathways, and both genetic and environmental stimuli, and their interaction, control the regulation of these pathways. The molecular basis of blush development in peach is yet to be understood. An F2 blush population (ZC2) derived from(More)
Peach is an economically important fruit tree crop that exhibits high phenotypic variability yet suffers from diversity-limited gene pool. Genetic introgression of novel alleles from related species is being pursued to expand genetic diversity. This process is, however, challenging and requires the incorporation of innovative genomic and statistical tools(More)
The narrow genetic base of peach (Prunus persica L. Batsch) challenges efforts to accurately dissect the genetic architecture of complex traits. Standardized phenotypic assessment of pedigree-linked breeding germplasm and new molecular strategies and analytical approaches developed and conducted during the RosBREED project for enabling marker-assisted(More)
Blush, the proportion of red overcolor on the skin surface of fruit, is highly variable in peach breeding germplasm and is important in the marketing of peach fruit. The fresh market peach industry demands a high level of blush to entice consumers, while the processing peach industry requires minimal blush. Therefore, blush is a major selection criterion in(More)
Spring soybean cultivars produced in moderate climates currently represent almost the entire soybean industry; however, soybean production has the potential to be extended into the summer months in different regions of the world. It is critical to select the correct soybean cultivar for production in a specific environment. The purpose of this study was(More)
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