Welcome to the Rosaceae Flower and Fruit Project

News and Events

  • July 30-August 3, 2018: Summer Bioinformatic Workshop at University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Jan. 31, 2018: Project meeting at USDA-ARS-Appalanchia Fruit Research Station, West Virginia.
  • July 24-28, 2017 Summer Bioinformatics Workshop (At Shepherd University, West Virginia).
  • April 5, 2017: Project meeting held at USDA-ASR-Appalachian Fruit Research Station
  • On August 8-12, 2016, a Summer Teacher's Workshop for bioinformatics was successfully held
  • Oct. 13, 2015: Project kickoff Meeting at Univ. of Maryland

Rosaceae is an immensely important plant family that includes several high-value fruit and ornamental crop species. Recent investment in genome sequencing in a handful of Rosaceae species including apple, strawberry, peach, plum, and raspberry, provides an unprecedented opportunity to investigate the genetic mechanisms underlying the diversity of fleshy fruits, as well as the evolution of these mechanisms in this family.

Rosaceae fruits on display at a farmer's market