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Raymond 'Ray' Jacobs
Graduate Student (PhD)

Ray Jacobs

Contact Information

Department of Horticultural Science
Campus Box 7609
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7609

Office Phone: 919.515.1220
Fax: 919.515.2505
Email: rljacobs@ncsu.edu

General Information

Subject of dissertation: Inheritance of rate-limiting foliar resistance to anthracnose fruit and crown rot in commercial strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa)

Through screening a diverse panel of strawberry genotypes we will characterize variation in resistance to the hemibiotrophic foliar infection of strawberry leaf tissue by Colletotrichum acutatum and C. gloeosporioides, the causal pathogens of anthracnose fruit and crown rot, respectively. Populations will be developed and screened, providing insight into the genetic parameters governing inheritance of resistance to these two diseases. The results of this work will guide future breeding efforts to incorporate rate-limiting foliar resistance into commercially valuable genetics.