Solanaceae Coordinated Agricultural Project
The SolCAP project links together people from public institutions, private institutions and industries who are dedicated to the improvement of the Solanaceae crops: potato and tomato. Through innovative research, education and training the SolCAP project will focus on translating genomic advances to U.S. tomato and potato breeding programs. This will lead to significantly improved varieties that benefit the processors, the consumer and the environment.
The extension and education components of this project will integrate training in genomics and plant breeding with curriculum aimed at students coming into the field and existing breeders seeking to make better use of sequence data in the context of crop improvement. SolCAP provides workshops several times throughout the year, which are designed specifically for breeders working with tomato and potato. Following each of the workshops, presentations of the lecutures are available on YouTube.
Other videos and presentations that have been produced from SolCAP or may be useful include:
- DNA Extraction and Marker Assisted Selection
- Grafting with Glue
- Tomato Cross Pollination
- Grafting of Tomato Plants
- A Pepper Primer: Introducing the Capsicums (powerpoint)
- A Pepper Primer: Introducing the Capsicums (pdf)
Additional questions regarding SolCAP can be directed to Allen Van Deynze.