Author Topic: DNA Fingerprinting/Genome Sequencing  (Read 110 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Andrea

  • Old Gardener, New to Figs
  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 18
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Northwest Arkansas Fig Lover
DNA Fingerprinting/Genome Sequencing
« on: June 13, 2022, 11:08:41 AM »
Hi Fig Body-of-Knowledge Keepers,

Does anyone know how to get a fig fingerprinted for accurate variety identification?  My gardening friend and I have started a small Fig Study in zone 6b to test cold hardiness and production.  We have 20 plants of 15 varieties (5 are duplicate varieties for the control) and 7 of those varieties are Unknown (figs found growing locally that produce well but whose name/variety has been lost).  As part of the Study, we would like to formally identify them.  But how?  Who?  Where?  Help!

So far, I've found that UCD Foundation Plant Services does not test figs, CSP Labs does test figs but does not have a functional fig panel for variety identification, and have asked but not received a response from MyFruitTree.org.  We are already working with the county extension service on this (this is not a commercial fig production state so neither they nor the land grant university have any contacts).

I understand that it might be expensive, but we expect this to be a 10-year study so we have time to raise funds...if we could just find a place that can do it. We can and will post leaf/fruit/taste for the community to comment on, but we'd really like to have a formal fingerprint compared against known varieties.

Advice?
Wish List: Violette de Sollies, De la Reina, Michurinska-10, Sao Miguel Roxo/Azores Dark, Del Sen Juame Gran, any CDD variety, any non-wasp, semi-cold hardy variety that I can't pronounce, and another 5 acres to plant figs on.

Offline opiem10

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1695
  • Karma: +42/-1
Re: DNA Fingerprinting/Genome Sequencing
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2022, 11:57:12 AM »
Andrea, I think your best chance at getting the information you need is to message JD.  He can likely direct you to an appropriate lab.
Wish List: Bordissot Negra Rimada, Col de Dam Gegantina

Offline Andrea

  • Old Gardener, New to Figs
  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 18
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Northwest Arkansas Fig Lover
Re: DNA Fingerprinting/Genome Sequencing
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2022, 12:19:30 PM »
Is he LouisianaMojo?
Wish List: Violette de Sollies, De la Reina, Michurinska-10, Sao Miguel Roxo/Azores Dark, Del Sen Juame Gran, any CDD variety, any non-wasp, semi-cold hardy variety that I can't pronounce, and another 5 acres to plant figs on.

Offline AtlantaFig

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1167
  • Karma: +11/-0
  • Fig addict and can never be cured.
Re: DNA Fingerprinting/Genome Sequencing
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2022, 03:40:05 PM »
Yes Andrea, JD is LouisianaMojo
Wishlist: Figoin, Socorro Black, CDD Blanc, Thermalito, Black Madeira dwarf, Louisiana Fig Varieties, Louisiana Lightening, Buzzone Nero, LSU Strawberry, BNR, Giant Brown Turkey, Excel, Mutant Fig, White Lebanese.

Offline Andrea

  • Old Gardener, New to Figs
  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 18
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Northwest Arkansas Fig Lover
Re: DNA Fingerprinting/Genome Sequencing
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2022, 04:05:30 PM »
Thank you.  I'll send him a message.
Wish List: Violette de Sollies, De la Reina, Michurinska-10, Sao Miguel Roxo/Azores Dark, Del Sen Juame Gran, any CDD variety, any non-wasp, semi-cold hardy variety that I can't pronounce, and another 5 acres to plant figs on.

Offline GJRoberts

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 928
  • Karma: +13/-2
  • Smile as you pass through!
Re: DNA Fingerprinting/Genome Sequencing
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2022, 06:26:10 PM »
Yep.  JD has done it.
Want -Ben's Gdn Riverside, CLBC, Cravens Craving, Exquisito, Black Zadar, CdDBN, White Maderia #1, Zaffiro, Campaniere, Raspberry Verte, LSU Tiger, UCR 187-25, Violete Sepor, Thermalito, LA Lightning, Luv, Brooklyn White, Zingarella,Stella,LA-BB, Maltese Beauty

Offline AtlantaFig

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1167
  • Karma: +11/-0
  • Fig addict and can never be cured.
Re: DNA Fingerprinting/Genome Sequencing
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2022, 07:28:29 PM »
You are welcome,
Wishlist: Figoin, Socorro Black, CDD Blanc, Thermalito, Black Madeira dwarf, Louisiana Fig Varieties, Louisiana Lightening, Buzzone Nero, LSU Strawberry, BNR, Giant Brown Turkey, Excel, Mutant Fig, White Lebanese.