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Tubers of a diploid interspecific hybrid.

Tuber diversity in an F2 population.









Plants of inbred land race (DM1-3, left), inbred dihaploid (M18, 3rd from left) and diploid F1 hybrid (2nd from left). Tetraploid cultivar Red Norland is on the right.

Tubers of inbred land race (DM1-3, left), inbred dihaploid (M18, right) and diploid F1 hybrid.







Shelley Jansky is a Research Geneticist with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service Vegetable Crops Research Unit and a Professor in the Department of Horticulture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Jansky lab focuses on germplasm enhancement for potato genetics and breeding research.  Our mission is three-fold: 1. Evaluate wild and cultivated potato relatives for traits of interest to scientists and the potato industry; 2. Introgress those traits into adapted germplasm for ease of use; 3. Develop germplasm resources for potato breeding and genetics programs. Currently, we are focusing on the creation of recombinant inbred lines at the diploid level and developing strategies for the conversion of potato into a diploid inbred-hybrid crop.

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