Genetic Engineering and Grapes

Genetic Engineering of Grapevines for Improved Disease

"This article focuses on the use of genetic engineering in which genes that code for desired traits are inserted into a plant. The major advantage of genetic engineering techniques is the ability to direct improvement of important cultivars without altering their essential features. Thus, we would like to develop a disease resistant 'Chardonnay' or 'Concord', for example."

[The article includes a diagram and description of the 'shock-tube' apparatus used to physically blast a fine gene-carrying mist at target cells, delivering genetic molecules to effective locations by chance. tc]

Grape Genetics at NYAES - Cornell
"Abstracts and Research Reports from the Cornell Grape Breeding Program"
Genetic Engineering - Genetic Marker Research - Disease Resistance