Customer Success Story:
Screening for Tomato Pollen Thermotolerance - A QTL Analysis in the Field

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Virtual Amphacademy 2020

Learn how the Radboud University uses the Ampha Z32 to study thermotolerance of tomato pollen

The department of Plant System Physiology at the Radboud University has a long history of performing research on heat tolerance of tomato pollen. Martijn Jansen, PhD student at this department, will provide a short overview of the current knowledge on pollen heat tolerance in tomato and will discuss his latest experiences in a large scale screening for pollen thermotolerance in the field. He will talk about:

  • Sensitivity of tomato production to heat stress
  • Challenges of breeding for thermotolerance
  • Mapping of heat tolerance quantitative trait loci (QTLs)
  • The sampling of pollen in the field and the analysis using the Ampha Z32 outside of the lab

Key learnings from this session:

  • Know the effects of heat stress on the tomato plant and when it occurs
  • Know, how the focus on specific reproductive traits can help identify important genetic regions
  • Know, how to setup a large scale screening in the field

Your Host

Portrait of Marijn Jansen

Martijn Jansen

PhD Student at Radboud University

Dr. Federica Assenza

Dr. Federica Assenza

Teamleader Customer Support & Consulting