The characteristics of tree crops, such as their long juvenile phases (generation time) and highly heterogeneous genomes, make the application of common genetic techniques totally dependent on crossing and mutagenesis. We are now examining various existing cultivars and species in the Prunus or Diospyros genera to assess the genomic structures and important loci under selection in their evolutionary paths. We are exploiting bioinformatics approaches and whole-genome-wide techniques for fruit trees.
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