Matthew Clark

Matthew Clark, Stakman-Borlaug Center MemberMy research focuses on understanding the genetic nature of plant disease resistance and fruit quality traits through traditional and molecular breeding technologies. I also am interested in the agronomic potential of new crops, the use of wild relatives for disease resistance traits, and how breeding efforts can impact sustainability. I am keenly interested in resistance for powdery mildew and phylloxera, two major pests for grapevine growers world wide.

Keywords

Plant Genetics
Fruit Breeding
R Genes
Marker assisted breeding
QTL Mapping