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Postdoctoral Fellow - Horticulture
Clemson University in College Station, Texas
 
 
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Date Posted 10/05/2020
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The Peach Team in the Department of Plant and Environmental Science at Clemson University seeks to employ a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to conduct research to unravel the genetic basis of Armillaria Root Rot (ARR) resistance/tolerance/susceptibility in Prunus species.

This position will be dynamically integrated among an interdisciplinary research team as part of newly funded USDA-Specialty Crop Research Initiative program entitled “Solutions to the Armillaria root rot threat affecting the U.S. stone fruit industry”. The long-term goal of the project is to improve the profitability and sustainability of the U.S. stone fruit and nut industries through the development of Armillaria Root Rot - resistant and horticulturally acceptable rootstocks. The outcomes of this proposal will provide the 'building blocks' needed to enable and accelerate on-going Prunus breeding programs, as well as support the testing of cultural practices as short-term solutions to increase tree longevity on replant sites. A combination of novel horticultural approaches with immediate implementation will be combined with genomics, genetic diversity, metabolomics and functional genomics approaches to discover natural (local and exotic) sources of ARR resistance and translate it directly into DNA and biochemical diagnostic tools that will lead to novel rootstocks for long-term sustainability of the peach, cherry, and almond industries. This position is located at the Clemson University main campus and will focus on identifying, characterizing, and utilizing sources of durable genetic resistance to Armillaria/Desarmillaria to enable breeding solutions for ARR resistance/tolerance; monitoring effects of short- and long-term system approaches to manage ARR; and participate in outreach activities to facilitate the adoption of results.


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