Identification of bloom date QTLs and haplotype analysis in tetraploid sour cherry (Prunus cerasus)

@article{Cai2018IdentificationOB,
  title={Identification of bloom date QTLs and haplotype analysis in tetraploid sour cherry (Prunus cerasus)},
  author={Lichun Cai and Travis Stegmeir and Audrey M. Sebolt and Chaozhi Zheng and Marco C. A. M. Bink and Amy F. Iezzoni},
  journal={Tree Genetics & Genomes},
  year={2018},
  volume={14},
  pages={1-11}
}
Bloom date is an important production trait in sour cherry (Prunus cerasus L.) as the risk of crop loss to floral freeze injury increases with early bloom time. Knowledge of the major loci controlling bloom date would enable breeders to design crosses and select seedlings with late bloom date. As sour cherry is a segmental allotetraploid, quantitative trait… CONTINUE READING