How to take advantages of non-GMO molecular tools?



Scientist Sarah Agapito-Tenfen has published a new article in Journal of Proteomics.

Grapevine is one of the major fruit crops worldwide and requires intensive phytochemical use due to susceptibility to numerous pests and diseases.

We used molecular tools, such as marker assisted selection to help traditional breeding strategies to developed a pyramided variety in order to build up sustainable resistance against downy mildew, one of the biggest diseases worldwide.

The study investigated proteomic responses of pyramided plants to the infection process in order to provide new insights into molecular basis of this incompatible interaction. Our results suggests several targets that could potentially be exploited to develop new protection strategies against this pathogen thru traditional breeding.

Use this link if you want to read the entire article.

Nascimento-Gavioli, M. C. A., Agapito-Tenfen, S. Z., Nodari, R. O. Welter, L. J., Mora, F. D. S., Saifert, L., da Silva, A. L. and Guerra, M. P. (2016). “Proteome of Plasmopara viticola-infected Vitis vinifera provides insights into grapevine Rpv1/Rpv3 pyramided resistance to downy mildew”, Journal of Proteomics. doi:10.1016/j.jprot.2016.05.024

Photo: © AdobeStock AndyDean