Marker assisted breeding to produce powdery mildew resistant hop cultivars
University of Kent
Powdery mildew is one of the most important diseases threatening UK hop production. An untreated epidemic of hop powdery mildew leads to significant yield loss and cone spoilage. This project is aiming to develop a new process in order to tag and map the powdery mildew resistance gene to be able to successfully breed new resistant varieties of hops.