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DAN PARFITT
3023 Wickson Hall
(530) 752-7031
deparfitt@ucdavis.edu
Ph.D. (1979) Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics, University of Wisconsin, Madison.  

Membership in Graduate Groups: Horticulture & Agronomy, Genetics

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Genetics of fruit crops - genetic diversity, germplasm use, pistachio breeding.

My research program is directed toward 1) pistachio genetics and breeding and 2) study of species relationships genetic identity and diversity of germplasm of pistachio, walnut, stone fruits, and several other crops. Research is being carried out on the extent and nature of genetic variation in these crops as measured with markers such as isozymes and RFLPs. Research is also being conducted on improved procedures for pistachio improvement, including the use of tissue culture techniques for rootstock improvement. Recent research has included evaluation of species relationships using cpDIVA variation and RFLPs.

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