Genome Sequencing and Other UF Research (Citrus Industry)

Genome Sequencing and Other UF Research

Michael Rogers discusses the importance of the recent sequencing of the trifoliate orange genome by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) researchers and others. He also tells how growers can learn more about UF/IFAS research funded by the Florida Legislature. Rogers is director of the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC) in Lake Alfred and oversees citrus research and Extension activities statewide.

The trifoliate orange sequencing “really gives us the information we need to develop more efficiently new plant material that’s resistant to diseases as well as insects,” Rogers says. “This first sequence they’ve done for trifoliate orange really sets the background to speed up and make that additional sequencing of those other rootstocks possible in a much more timely and efficient manner.”

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