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research projects completed 2008

  • R266 AssiStore - Decision Support System

    Aim: To provide a system that could be tailored to specific crops and will provide real time analysis of the risks to a crop on the basis of updates on the crop's condition and quality. AssiStore is...

  • R292 Gene Expression and Potato Quality

    Aim: To provide a comprehensive analysis of gene expression during important stages of the tuber life cycle, and to associate specific genes and their expression with the establishment of...

  • R246 Flavour Characteristics (LINK project)

    Aim: To provide a fundamental understanding of the genetic, physiological and biochemical control of sensory properties of potato using the more extreme Phureja as a model system. Potato flavour and...

  • R290 Dickeya Populations in England & Wales

    Aim: To compare the different methods available for detection and quantification, to determine whether they are suitable for the detection of all Dickeya spp that can infect potato. Industry...

  • R259 Independent Variety Trials (2005 - 2008)

    Aim: To provide independent data of varieties on resistance to black dot, black scurf, silver scurf, skin spot and foliar blight (preceded by Project 807/231) The modified programme began in April...

  • R253 Real Time Predictive Disease Diagnostics

    Aim: To provide information which would allow DNA-based diagnostic tests to be used for disease risk assessment.   The project involved collaboration between researchers at FERA (formerly CSL), James...