The development of the DArT platform will be undertaken in collaboration with an international consortium of hop researchers, and will be used for the identification of quantitative trait loci (QTL) for traits of breeding importance in hop, such as chemistry, sex, yield and disease resistance. A quantitative genetics approach will then be taken to develop an understanding of the inheritance and relationships between traits of breeding importance in hop. This understanding will be used to determine breeding values for parents in the Australian hop breeding program and assist in fast-tracking the development of new hop varieties with superior traits.
Authorised by the Head of School, Biological Sciences
17 April, 2012