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US/CA Postdoctoral Positions in Plant Functional Genomics

St. Clair, Dina stclair at vegmail.ucdavis.edu
Tue Sep 12 16:44:37 EST 2000


Postdoctoral Position in Functional Genomics and Physiology
A postdoctoral position is available immediately to study the functional
genomics and physiology of the chilling response of tomato. A brief exposure
of the tomato roots to chilling temperatures damaged root ammonium
absorption and caused the shoots to wilt. A wild relative Lycopersicon
hirsutum showed little change when subjected to the same treatment. We have
identified quantitative trait loci (QTL) identified for both traits in a
backcross population from a cross between the two species. Research will
include performing marker-assisted selection with PCR-based and RFLP markers
to create near-isogenic lines and conducting further phenotypic analysis
using novel techniques in plant-water and -nutrient relations. Please send a
statement of research interests, curriculum vitae and names of three
references to Arnold J. Bloom, Professor, Department of Vegetable Crops, UC
Davis, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616-8746 USA; phone 530-752-1743, fax
530-752-9659.

Postdoctoral Position in Functional Genomics of Disease Resistance

A postdoctoral position is available immediately to conduct research on
functional genomics of a genetically complex trait, general resistance to
late blight (Phytophthora infestans) in tomato.  Molecular-marker assisted
introgression of quantitative trait loci (QTL) for late blight resistance
from wild to cultivated tomato is being used to: study phenotypic effects of
QTL on resistance in a common genetic background, fine map the QTL using
near-isogenic lines, develop resistant cultivated germplasm, and further
characterize the nature of general resistance.  Research will include
performing genotypic analysis with PCR and RFLP markers, performing
phenotypic analysis, and analyzing QTL effects.  Requirements: Ph.D. in
plant genetics, plant breeding, or a closely related field.  Some experience
in DNA marker techniques and statistical analysis is required.  Experience
in plant pathology and field research highly desirable.  To Apply: Submit
CV, copy of graduate transcript(s), names of three referees, and a letter
highlighting qualifications via regular mail or FAX (530-752-9659) to: Dr.
Dina St.Clair, Associate Professor, University of California, Dept. of
Vegetable Crops, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA  95616-8746 USA





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