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Andrea L. Blas


PhD  University of Hawaii - Manoa

BS    Humboldt State University


Research Interests

-tropical crop breeding for disease resistance

-disease management in tropical systems using organic practices

-molecular characterization and transmissibility of coconut palm viroids

Contact Information:

Telephone: 671-735-2140
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Fax: 671-734-4600
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Andrea L. Blas is currently involved in the following Fields of Study:

Publications by Andrea L. Blas:

Verde I, Bassil N, Scalabrin S, Gilmore B, Lawley C, et al. (2012) Development and evaluation of a 9K SNP array for peach by internationally coordinated SNP detection and validation in breeding germplasm.  PLoS ONE 7(4):e35668.

Blas AL, Yu Q, Veatch OJ, Paull RE, Moore PH and Ming R.  (2001) Genetic mapping and quantitative trait loci controlling fruit size and shape in papaya.  Molecular Breeding DOI 10.1007/s11032-011-9562-1.

Blas AL, Ming R, Liu Z, Veatch OJ, Paull RE, Moore PH and Yu Q.  (2010)  Cloning of the papaya chromoplast-specific lycopene B-cyclase, CpCYC-b, controlling fruit flesh color revealed conserved microsynteny and a recombination hotspot.  Plant Physiology 152: 2013-2022.

Blas AL, Yu Q, Chen C, Veatch OJ, Moore PH, Paull RE, Ming R.  (2009)  Enrichment of a papaya high-density genetic map of AFLP markers.  Genome 52(8): 716-725.

Paull RE, Irikura B, Wu P, Turano H, Chen NJ, et al.  (2008)  Fruit development, ripening and quality related genes in the papaya genome.  Tropical Plant Biology 1: 246-277.

Ming R, Hou S, Feng Y, Yu Q, Dionne-Laporte A, et al.  (2008)  The draft genome of the transgenic tropical fruit tree papaya (Carica papaya Linnaeus).  Nature 452: 991-996.

Ming R, Yu Q, Blas AL, Chen C, Na JK and Moore PH.  (2008) Genomics of papaya, a common source of vitamins in the tropics.  In: R Ming and PH Moore (eds).  Plant Genetics/Genomics:  Genomics of Tropical Crop Plants.  pp. 405-420.  Springer Science + Business Media, LLC, New York, NY, USA.

Yu Q, Hou S, Hobza R, Feltus FA, Wang X, et al.  (2007) Chromosomal location and gene paucity of the male specific region on papaya Y chromosome.  Molecular Genetics and Genomics 278: 177-185.

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