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Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI)
Federal Research Centre
for Cultivated Plants

Head
Prof. Dr. Henryk Flachowsky (Acting Head)

Address
Pillnitzer Platz 3a
01326 Dresden, Germany

Office
Ms Martina Tanner
Tel: +49(0)394647 – 8001
Fax:
+49(0)394647 – 8002
E-mail:
zo@  julius-kuehn.  de

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Dr. Marcel von Reth

Dr. Marcel  von Reth
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Tel: +49 (0)351 8013
Fax: +49 (0)351 8002

address
Julius Kühn-Institut
Pillnitzer Platz 3a
01326 Dresden

Assignments and research foci:

  • Small fruit breeding and genetics (Strawberry, Raspberry, Black Currant)
  • Mapping of loci underlying resistance towards Diplocarpon earliana and Mycosphaerella fragariae in the garden strawberry (Fragaria ×ananassa)
  • Development of breeding material with resistance against Xanthomonas fragariae at the octoploid (2n = 8x) level
  • Adopting the diploid woodland strawberry Fragaria vesca as a model system for rosaceous plant species through genomic and functional characterization of breeding-relevant mutant phenotypes
  • Mapping of QTL associated with resistance towards raspberry cane diseases (mixed infection of various fungal pathogens) in Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)
  • Breeding of new Raspberry cultivars with high tolerance towards cane diseases while maintaining excellent fruit quality and a good, homogenous yield
  • Establishment of a segregating Black Currant (Ribes nigrum) Population for mapping of loci associated with ‘run-off’ or ‘premature fruit drop’
  • Breeding of Black Currant cultivars with good fruit quality and low tendencies towards run-off

Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut